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Photo and animation of an extremely young moon – only 18 hours past the new phase – setting over a hill last night, as seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The El Capitan rock formation reflected in a flooded valley in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Hunter Davis, at the South Pole, captured auroras flickering in front of the two Magellanic Clouds.
No matter where you are on Earth, your northernmost sunsets of the year are happening around now.
Radio telescopes have detected a 50-light-year filament of star-forming gas, zigzagging its way through the northern portion of the Orion Molecular Cloud.
Think you can’t see stars or planets from the city? Check out these 2 photos of Saturn over New York.
Peter Lowenstein in Zimbabwe contrasts the size of the May 27 waxing crescent moon, which was close to Earth, with the June 9 full moon, which was far from Earth.
Saturn’s moon Iapetus is a world of contrast, with light and dark regions fitting together like cosmic puzzle pieces.
Watch this video, showing Earth spinning under the sky of the southern Everglades in Florida.
EarthSky friends outdid themselves this weekend, taking photos of the full moon. Thanks to all who contributed!
Nikunj Rawal captured the Milky Way over India’s Mount Abu Observatory on June 1.
We asked, and you answered with some of the most awesome ocean photos yet! Thanks for all in the EarthSky community who contributed.
“Love prefers twilight to daylight”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most ice halos around the sun or moon are made by plate- or column-like hexagonal crystals. The multiple halos in this image by Greg Redfern are from rare pyramidal ice crystals.
The EarthSky community comes through again! Wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter on June 3, 2017, from around the world.
Planet Venus passed 1.8 degrees south of planet Uranus on June 2, 2017, and Eliot Herman in Tucson captured their close conjunction.
Late May is typically the start of the season for noctilucent clouds, aka night-shining clouds. A photographer in Denmark has already captured some!
A strong G3-class geomagnetic storm sparked auroras over both poles of Earth this past weekend. Hunter Davis, at the South Pole, captured images.
This very special young moon marks the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Very tough to spot on May 26 from locations east of the Atlantic, but the Americas had a better shot at it.
Memorial Day weekend is ahead here in the U.S. Have a happy one! Photo by Marcia White Bower.
Southern Cross: A southern sky signpost
Saturday night’s extremely young moon