No matter what the weather where you are, enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends on Facebook and G+.
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.
On Friday – March 20, 2015 – the sun, moon and Earth will temporarily form a straight line in space. The moon’s shadow will fall on Earth. Those within the shadow’s path will see a total eclipse of the sun. At the March 20 eclipse, the moon’s shadow will cross over the frigid waters of North Atlantic Ocean. Eclipse fans – many of whom have seen multiple total solar eclipses – are waiting now in the Faroe Islands and the Svalbard archipelago, preparing to watch the eclipse. If you could join them during the eclipse, you’d experience what you see in Fred Espenak’s photo above … and, of course, much more.
A coronal mass ejection, or CME, hit Earth’s magnetic field early in the day on Tuesday and sparked a wonderful geomagnetic storm, the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle – sporadically peaking at G4 intensity on the five-point scale. More photos from EarthSky’s community, inside.
Jocelyne Dupuis of North Cobalt, Ontario, Canada submitted this interesting image of a frozen soap bubble. She described her process, saying:
Frozen bubbles are beautiful Mother Nature’s Art, interesting to make but not easy as they are very fragile, and a little cold on the hands even with gloves on. I make my own bubble mixture and blow the bubbles with a straw …