Matt Dieterich submitted this composite image to EarthSky this week. It’s from the 2015 Perseid meteor shower in August, typically one of the year’s best showers. Thanks, Matt!
Our friend Josh Blash submitted this photo to EarthSky this weekend. It’s Friday night’s moon, next to the famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
A record snowfall fell in Wisconsin over this past week. Phil Koch captured an image and wrote to EarthSky:
And so winter begins in Wisconsin.
Nikolaos Pantazis posted this beautiful photo at EarthSky Facebook. It’s the morning planets, plus bright stars, over the Saronic Gulf – part of the Aegean Sea between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer sent in these wonderful images of a circumhorizontal arc, which he captured a few days ago – November 21, 2015 – in La Plata, Argentina. Above the colorful arc is a halo encircling the sun.
Best currently available images of Pluto and Charon – taken during New Horizons’ flyby – combined to create a view of a full rotation of each of these worlds.
Photographer Mike Taylor in Maine discusses the fact that – while observing the aurora, or northern lights, is a truly awe-inspiring and often breathtaking experience – the images that come out of modern day DSLR cameras may not match what you witness in real life, especially if you live below about 50 degrees N. latitude.
Hole-punch clouds are sometimes called fallstreak holes. They are often-circular patches of clear sky, surrounded by clouds. Airplanes create them.
The sun is behind the cloud. It looks as if the shadow is also behind the cloud, but that’s just a trick of perspective.
The Leonids were sparse this year, but 2015 has been an incredible year for the long-lasting shower Taurids. Photos and video here.