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Eliot Herman had 2 things working against him when he caught this photo. The moon was bright, and it was the night after the shower’s peak. But the result is beautiful.
Venus is the brightest planet, 3rd-brightest object in our sky after the sun and moon. You can’t miss it in the west after sunset.
We’d see how winds circulate at high altitudes, and how ozone amounts change over the seasons, and how afternoon clouds form over giant Martian volcanoes. Images here.
Every full moon sets around dawn. Watch how much how much the sky brightened in the 3 minutes it took for the moon to disappear.
Manolis Thravalos caught this Brocken Spectre recently while mountain-climbing in Greece, near a medieval castle. A chilling experience, he said. Here’s why.
Many captured the full Hunter’s Moon last night. It was also the 1st of 3 supermoons in 2016. Thanks to all who contributed!
Modern stargazers have a hard time seeing a Centaur in the constellation Sagittarius. But the pattern of The Teapot is easy to make out.
The ecliptic is the path of the sun across our sky, and also of the moon and planets. This photo illustrates it beautifully.
A lucky few caught the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction this week, because these worlds are so near the sunrise. Thank you to all who contributed!
Milky Way vs. zodiacal light! Captured over beautiful Yamdrok Lake in Tibet.
“The Draconids passed by, and although it wasn’t spectacular, I was able to catch a few shooting stars, before everything drowned in clouds.”
Mesmerizing video of northern lights, resulting from storms on the sun that send charged particles across space, to interact with Earth’s magnetic field.
We see lots of photos here at EarthSky, but few photos of a proton arc. It’s a rare type of aurora, and experts aren’t entirely sure what causes it.
Nighttime’s 2 brightest objects, near each other! Photos from around the world, here.
Jüri Voit saw this rainbow yesterday, the last day of September, in Estonia.
At a star party, amateur astronomers with telescopes will show you the night sky.
An otherworldly take on an earthly trend, as Rosetta posed with its comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, in 2014.
The road into the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana is called Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here’s a night sky photo over the park’s Hidden Lake.
When completed in 2025, the Giant Magellan super-scope in Chile is expected to have a resolving power 10 times that of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today.
Moon nearing Jupiter, at ascending node
Orionid meteor in moonlight