Waxing crescent moon over France last night – March 4 – by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann.
Yesterday, a NASA-funded sounding rocket launched straight into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska.
Ravindra Aradhya in Bangalore, India caught these dramatic photos of the February 26 daytime occultation of the planet Venus by the moon.
EarthSky friends on Facebook and Google+ shared these wonderful photos of the spectacular moon and Venus conjunction this week. Thank you all!
As the moon lifted up, pulling away from the horizon, an omega shape was created. This lower portion of the moon is an inverted mirage of what is directly above it.
In this ISS astronaut photo of the Korean Peninsula at night, North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China.
Mike Taylor captured this photo of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, on the night of February 18-19, when strong auroras were visible farther south than usual. The foreground lighting is moonlight.
This newly released image shows Kappa Cassiopeiae, a visible star in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. It is a massive, hot supergiant moving at around 1,100 kilometers per second through the space of our galaxy. See the streaky red glow of material in its path? That is the bow shocks from Kappa Cassiopeiae, moving ahead of its star – 4 light-years ahead – as the star speeds through our Milky Way.
On February 14, a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars caught this image of the Opportunity Rover on Mars’ surface.
An active region of the sun that rotated into the view of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory from about February 8-10, 2014 gave this profile view of solar coronal loops.