This past week (April 13-19, 2015), we’ve been celebrating International Dark Sky Week. EarthSky’s many talented astrophotographer friends around the globe sent in these awesome – no other word to use – photos! Thank you to all who contributed!
This spectacular montage of 18 images shows off Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s activity from many different angles as seen by the Rosetta spacecraft between January 31 (top left) and March 25 (bottom right), when the spacecraft was at distances of about 30 to 100 km from the comet. At the same time, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was at distances between 363 million and 300 million km from the sun.
No matter what the weather where you are, enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends on Facebook and G+.
This photo has it all! It’s a beautiful capture from Amit Kamble in New Zealand. Read his description inside.
Peter Lowenstein of Mutare, Zimbabwe has submitted another set of unusual photos for us. One is above, and the other is inside this post. The photos were taken a year apart, but might have been taken on the same day if two photographers had been standing back to back, one shooting a cloud-striped sunrise and the other shooting the sun’s first light – showing banded cloud shadow – shining on a nearby mountain slope.
Views from above, before and after cyclone Pam devastated the island nation of Vanuatu earlier this month.
Thank you to all in the EarthSky community who posted photos of the moon and Jupiter on March 29, 2015!
Day of the eclipse, photo taken from cockpit at cruise level at 35,000 feet out of Bristol.
Looks like a shoot taken from much higher at space height!
There’s always a lull in major meteor showers between the January Quadrantids and the April’s Lyrid meteor shower. While you’re waiting for the next shower, check out this beautiful shot from Jeff Berkes. Mount Rainier, the Milky Way and a Perseid meteor! Plus a look forward to April’s Lyrid meteor shower.
Awesome photos of the March 20 solar eclipse, by EarthSky Facebook and G+ friends lucky enough to see it, and kind enough to share their pics.