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Image via NASA

A year of Earth from a million miles

Watch a full year of Earth’s sunlit side, seen from a million miles away by the DSCOVR spacecraft.

Image via Anthony Lynch Photography

Waiting for the storm

Anthony Lynch said he “waited all night for this storm in Ireland, but it missed us and went across the sea around 3 a.m.”

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1st half of 2016 warmest on record

The 6-month period from January to June was our planet’s warmest half-year in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880.

Image via project nightflight

Interactive 360 degree Milky Way

See the full band of the Milky Way in an interactive full-sphere image taken June 14, 2016 on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Image via Nair Sankar

Last light at Mauna Kea summit

The sun sinks over the observatory atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano.

Realtime snapshot of wind currents over USA. July 15, 2016 at 9:35 EDT

Watch wind flowing across US in real time

The wind map updates every hour and lets you see the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the United States. Go see it! It’s great!

Image via Tannerstedt Photography

Fishing hut in Sweden

A little fishing cottage on the Swedish coast beneath the vast Milky Way.

Image via NASA/NOAA

Moon photobombs Earth

In early July, a satellite camera caught the moon crossing the face of Earth.

Image via NASA

Keeping Earth safe from asteroids

How NASA is working to keep Earth safe from asteroids and other hazards that come from deep space.

Image via NASA Earth Observatory

Paris at midnight

ISS astronaut’s photo of the City of Light.