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Cherry blossoms opening in Japan

In Japan at least, spring has sprung! Are you seeing signs of spring in your hometown?

Ice circles in Syracuse, New York

You need slow-moving currents, moving in circular eddies, to form ice circles, and you need just the right air and water temperature. So they’re rare!

Gaza rainbow

What a lovely scene. Maysoon Abu Hmead captured this image in Gaza, Palestine last week.

Chicago from St. Joseph, Michigan

The little building in the center of the sunset is in Chicago, as seen from across Lake Michigan, 60 miles away.

Venus green flash

To see a green flash of Venus, you need a very clear day with no haze or cloud low in the sky, a distant horizon (preferably a sea horizon) and a telescope! Photo by Colin Legg.

Michigan sun halo

Walter Elliot captured this enormous sun halo over Grand Haven, Michigan on February 16, 2017.

Skies after Tropical Storm Dineo

The storm made landfall near Mozambique in southeast Africa this week, causing at least 7 deaths. Hundreds of miles away, Peter Lowenstein captured strange and shifting skies.

Winter sunrise

February sunrise in Pike County, Illinois. Photo by Russ Adams

Arctic lights

Northern Norway’s Lyngen Alps lit by the moon. Tommy Richardsen took this shot on February 7, 2017.

Track in Antarctic ice

Galen Halverson of McGill University captured this photo from the deck of the research ship Nathaniel B. Palmer, in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.

Big Dipper over Bonneville Salt Flats

The stars of the Big Dipper reflected in the salt water of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Photo by Marc Toso.

See it! February 10-11 lunar eclipse

A penumbral eclipse is subtle, but has a quiet beauty all its own. Thank you to all who submitted photos of the February 10-11, 2017 eclipse!

Thursday night’s rising moon

Thursday’s moonrise as viewed from Colorado. On Friday evening, the Americas will see an eclipse at moonrise. Eastern America will have a better view of the eclipse than western America.

Funnel cloud from Rio last night

Photos showing a funnel cloud seen around sunset on February 7, 2017, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  No tornado, storm or even rain was reported.

Canopus over Spain’s Canary Islands

Every February, Canopus – the sky’s 2nd-brightest star – makes its annual brief evening appearance for Northern Hemisphere stargazers.

Venus over Chicago skyline

Venus shines so brightly after sunset now that even the lights of Chicago can’t hide it!


Stefan Nillson took this shot at 5 a.m. on January 28 in Sweden. Brrrr but beautiful!

Winter sun halo

Fiona M. Donnelly captured this beautiful sun halo on February 1, 2017 in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Undersea eruption

View from space of underwater eruption near Tongatapu.

See it! Young moon, Venus, Mars

The moon has returned to the evening sky. This week, it’s sweeping past brilliant Venus and fainter Mars. Photos from the EarthSky community, here.