The best time to see Mars in two years is here. Check out these great telescopic images of the planet and its moons, taken last week.
A wintery sunrise on the New Hampshire coast.
Zodiacal light – also called the false dusk – and the natural totem poles in Monument Valley, Arizona.
Waxing crescent moon over France on March 4, by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann.
The rising sun, captured in Sørkjosen, Troms, in northern Norway by Tommy Richardsen
Astrophysics – understanding the physical nature of stars – was born when astronomers learned to analyze the different wavelengths of white light.
Photographer Justin Ng told us it has been his dream to capture the Milky Way over light-polluted Singapore. This morning, he finally did it.
For northerly latitudes, it’s the beginning of zodiacal light season in the evening. Look in the sunset direction, about an hour after the sun goes down.
EarthSky friends on Facebook and Google+ shared these wonderful photos of the spectacular moon and Venus conjunction this week. Thank you all!
As the moon lifted up, pulling away from the horizon, an omega shape was created. This lower portion of the moon is an inverted mirage of what is directly above it.
The moon was up when Mike Taylor captured this photo of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The foreground lighting is moonlight.
On February 14, a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars caught this image of the Opportunity Rover on Mars’ surface.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this active region of the sun.
The mist-filled forest at Maui’s Polipoli State Park, by Chris Tinker.
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter image of a region of the planet Mars’ northern hemisphere named after Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire.
A fan of clouds over Kathmandu, Nepal, by Sangam Panta Músico.
The World Press Photo Contest honors outstanding photojournalism.
It’s 7,500 light years away, in the Perseus Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, in the direction to the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.
Another beautiful space view of the site of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. This one is from the International Space Station.
The National Weather Service said the ice forecasts “remain mind-boggling if not historical” in cities including Atlanta,, Columbia, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C.