Under dark night skies near Big Bend National Park in South Texas, our galaxy’s largest globular star cluster.
The farthest full moon, and smallest full moon, on April 22-23, 2016.
Mars and Saturn, plus the bright star Antares and other stars in the constellation Scorpius. The bright one is Mars!
Montana’s rarest native animal, a black-footed ferret, surfaces on a starry night.
The moon swept past Jupiter over the past few nights. Check out these photos from the EarthSky community.
Many hoped Comet 252P/LINEAR would become visible to the eye. It has, but only barely. Enjoy photos from the few, the proud, who’ve captured this comet on film!
Whales are magnificent creatures and … they produce their own rainbows. Photo and video here.
Ring around the moon over Horsham, Australia on April 13, 2016. Photo by Lynton Brown.
Sun-watchers have had their eye on giant sunspot AR2529. Check out these photos from the EarthSky community. Aurora alert for April 13!
After making the steep-ever climb of any rover on Mars, Opportunity looked back along its own tracks toward a swirling Martian dust devil in the valley below.
On Sunday, as seen from North America, the moon “occulted” or passed in front of the star Aldebaran. Many then saw Aldebaran near the moon Sunday evening.
Visible only through telescopes, the Crab Nebula – aka M1 – is all that remains of a cataclysmic supernova explosion that lit the daytime sky in A.D. 1054.
It’s the fully illuminated far side of the moon – the side not visible from Earth – set against the fully illuminated (dayside) of the Earth.
To our knowledge, Snow Goose Moon isn’t one of the commonly used moon names. But, at least in some parts of the world, it should be.
A new camera records a 360-degree full-sphere panorama with only one single shot. It’s bound to set off a small revolution in astrophotography, says Project Nightflight.
Jupiter is at its best now, shining brilliantly. You can see it easily, ascending in the east each evening.
Orion the Hunter is one of the most noticeable constellations, as seen from around the world. Here’s a shot taken in the Himalayas.
A clear day over one of the world’s two great ice sheets.
You can see in this composite by Scott MacNeill that – in the past few years – Saturn’s rings have been appearing increasingly open from our earthly perspective.
Both planets are up after midnight now, but soon will be rising earlier … at their best. Enjoy these photos from the EarthSky community!
Next time you see crepuscular rays, aka sunrays, turn around. You might be in luck and see anti-crepuscular rays, as Peter Lowenstein did in Mutare, Zimbabwe on Easter Sunday.