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Memorial Day weekend is ahead here in the U.S. Have a happy one! Photo by Marcia White Bower.
Manish Mamtani captured this image at Salt Pond on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “Happy to be back chasing the Milky Way,” he said.
Yosemite National Park, in northern California, is one of the most beautiful parks in the world. It set a record in 2016 with over 5 million visitors.
Photos of the beautiful conjunction of the moon and Venus – Monday morning, May 22, 2017 – from the EarthSky community.
On May 14, the International Space Station crossed the sun’s face, as seen from Beijing. Photographer Zheng Zhi was ready to capture the moment.
These 3 distant galaxies are all large spirals – much like our Milky Way – and they can be seen in a single field of view in small telescopes.
Since National Geographic ran a story on the electric-blue flame of Ijen Volcano, tourism has increased. Seeing the night sky is another reason to go!
Sometimes, in night photography, a little light is a good thing. Selfie and aurora over New Zealand caught in late April by The Darker Arts.
Shiprock is a beautiful rock formation, rising some 1,583 feet (483 meters) above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico.
Okay, it’s not a rocket. It’s a lighthouse in Grand Haven, Michigan. But with a little imagination …
Circumzenithal arcs look like upside-down rainbows, but they’re caused by ice crystals, not rain. They’re sometimes seen with sundogs, and even full halos around the sun or moon.
Many people recognize the Big Dipper in the northern sky. Here are 10 deep-sky Messier objects – 8 galaxies, a planetary nebula, and a double star – in and around the Big Dipper.
Striking contrail shadow image from the magical sunset skies of northern New Mexico.
“Have you ever woken up from a dream and the view was still there?”
Noctilucent clouds – aka night-shining clouds – can be seen at high latitudes in summer, typically beginning for northern latitudes in late May. French photographer Adrien Mauduit in Denmark assembled his best 2016 photos into a wondrous video.
They were the brightest objects nearly all night Sunday night, as seen from around the world. Here are a few photos from the EarthSky community. Thanks to all who submitted!
The starry band of the Milky Way before dawn in early May. Add in a chorus of wildlife, and you have a stargazing experience to remember.
Karl Diefenderfer captured this sundog on his way into work Thursday morning in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
Eliot Herman in Tucson has an automatic camera set-up that catches many meteors. He caught this one Wednesday morning.
While you’re watching for meteors Friday and Saturday mornings, watch for Venus, too. It’s very bright and ascending in the east at dawn. Photo by Steve Scanlon Photography.
Best time to see Saturn is near!
Nature’s red, white, and blue