A fiery sunset last week at Styx Mill Reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by On Location Photography.
Many commented that last night’s Geminid meteor shower was the best meteor shower they’d seen in awhile. Thank you to all who posted photos!
Silhouette of statue in Sweden, under a waning moon, by a master sky photographer.
Lee Hartley wrote:
While shooting long exposure night shots at Watson Mill State Park, my brother Joe and I both caught this iridium flare by accident. Look closely in the upper right quadrant and you will also find the Andromeda galaxy peeking through the clouds.
Toby Harriman snapped this photo from Tunnel View – a scenic overlook on State Route 41 in Yosemite National Park in California – a few weeks ago. Low fog was rolling into the valley, and Toby said he was able to capture conditions he’d always dreamed of. His favorite part of the photo: The climber’s headlamp visible midway up the vertical rock formation El Capitan, on the left.
Venus, the brightest of all planets, sits close to the glare of sunset in December, 2014, and it’ll take a deliberate effort to see this world at evening dusk. That’s one reason the photo above – by Karoline Mrazek and Erwin Matys of Spain’s Project Nightflight – is so wonderful.
In theory, any rainbow can be a full circle, but – from Earth’s surface – we typically see only the top part of a rainbow. Even if sky conditions are right, your horizon blocks the rest of the rainbow from view. That’s why this rare photo is so wonderful!
Jose Miranda from Isabela, Puerto Rico was snapping pictures of one of the most famous nebulae in the sky. While looking at the images, he noticed a moving object …
The aurora borealis lights up the sky and the water.
Wow! A fearsome ice king! Outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan on Friday night.