A collection of photos from the 2014 Lyrid meteor shower, which peaked on the morning of April 22.
A visual representation of a tiger beetle’s trajectories as it chases prey.
“Blood Moon” over Yellowstone by Zack Clothier Photography
Save this chart! It’s the times in Eastern Daylight Time for Tuesday morning’s total eclipse of the moon.
As seen from around the world, the moon is waxing toward full. On the night of April 14-15, those in the Americas will see a total lunar eclipse.
The night sky through the high walls and narrow opening of Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona.
A particular quality of the light reflecting from the Atlantic Ocean reveals wavy, windsock-like tails stretching to the southwest from each of the Canary Islands.
Earth goes between the sun and Mars on April 8. Mars is now brighter in our sky than it has been in six years, since December 2007.
Aurora borealis over Norway’s Steinvikholmen Castle on April 3, by Hallvor Hobbyfotograf Lillebo.
The Mars rover Opportunity caught this image of its own silhouette.
The planet Mars with the stars Spica, Arcturus and the Plough – or Big Dipper – over the northern coast of Northern Ireland. Mars is now at its best!
Beautiful spring night over a garden in Connemara, Ireland, by Conor Ledwith.
Enjoy the waxing moon in the coming weeks! When full moon comes, on the night of April 14-15, we in the Americas will get to see a total lunar eclipse.
It’s nearly the best time in two years to see Mars. On April 8, Earth in its smaller, faster orbit will pass between Mars and the sun.
Solar flares are short-lived but powerful bursts of radiation. They are our solar system’s largest explosive events, lasting minutes to hours on the sun’s surface.
GregDiesel Landscape Photography captured the moon and Venus yesterday morning.
The waning crescent moon on the morning of March 26, by VegaStar Carpentier Photography.
This image is from a year ago. But if you look in the eastern, predawn sky around now, you’ll see the moon near Venus again.