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Iridescent clouds appear in the same direction as the sun. Rainbow-like colors appear irregularly over the clouds in the form of colored edges, spots and bands.
Tommy Richardsen wrote, “Wish you all a good weekend with this image of the midnight sun shining beautifully on my hometown.”
See the Mars rover Curiosity, nestled on Mars’ surface? The sharp-eyed HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught the view from space.
Two photos from northern Sweden on solstice night, a night of a midnight sun in that part of the world … and also, in 2016, a midnight moon.
Lots of people caught the sun setting in the west on the evening of this week’s solstice. Fiona M. Donnelly in eastern Ontario happened to turn and look east.
On June 20, 2016, the moon turns full at 11:02 UTC. The solstice arrives some 11.5 hours later, at 22:34 UTC. Solstice moon photos here from the EarthSky community.
Seven shield-bearing warriors stand guard below the rising Milky Way, in a very special place in Montana.
A light painting under the stars of southern Maine.
A log in northern Norway with a story to tell, if only it could …
Looking for Venus? It’s behind the sun. This video tracks Venus from when it reappears again in our evening sky in July, 2016 … to April, 2017.
Thanks to our friends in the EarthSky community, who posted or submitted these wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter!
A view of noctilucent – or night shining – clouds from the International Space Station.
The ocean, in photos from EarthSky friends across the globe, in celebration of World Oceans Day 2016!
This beautiful new Hubble image shows a young star just emerging from its cloud of gas and dust.
Remember this image of Pluto, backlit? Careful analysis of it may have revealed the only cloud found so far in this world’s atmosphere.
Faint purple aurora borealis, green airglow, and the Milky Way over lights at a dock near Granite, Colorado.
NASA said the June 2 meteor was the largest seen by its camera network in 8 years. It identified this smoke trail as what the meteor left behind. Video of the fireball here.
A rare combination of light and shade over a hillside in Mutare.
Plus a tajinaste rojo, a strange and very large plant endemic to the island of Tenerife.
These past weeks have been a fabulous time to view Mars, which swept closest to Earth on May 30. Best photos from the EarthSky community!
Altair your guide to small constellations
Iridescent cloud over Kentucky