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View larger. | The moon, Mars and Venus from a sea cave by Jack Fusco.  Visit Jack Fusco on Facebook
Today's Image | Jan 30, 2015

Moon, Mars and Venus from a sea cave

Looking out from a sea cave over the Pacific at two planets and the moon.

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Today's Image | Jan 29, 2015

Behind the clouds

Dreaming the night away while waiting for the clouds to clear.

View larger. | A combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from the NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 a.m. EST) on January 27, 2015. Credit: NOAA/NASA
Today's Image | Jan 28, 2015

U.S. Nor’easter at night

The Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites captured the powerful storm as it neared its peak intensity, in the early morning hours of January 27.

A video still of asteroid 2004 BL86 and its newly discovered moon from Goldstone Solar System Radar.  The image is from last night (January 25).  Image via Slooh.com.
Today's Image | Jan 27, 2015

Best images! Asteroid 2004 BL86, as it swept near Earth

Images and video of asteroid 2004 BL86, which swept about 3 times the moon’s distance from Earth on Monday, January 26.

Photo taken January 22, 2015 by Fotograf Göran Strand.   Visit Göran on Facebook.
Today's Image | Jan 25, 2015

Little solar halo observer

A big moment for a sky photographer and his son, in Sweden.

Photo credit: Josh Blash
Today's Image | Jan 24, 2015

Snowy owl on a cold New Hampshire beach

In the background is sea smoke – formed when very cold air moves over warmer water – and the rocky Isles of Shoals.

OneHorseMedia in Lolo, Montana wrote: "What a cool moon and view of Venus this evening! I was happy to have just enough time to take a few photos as soon as I got home!"
Today's Image | Jan 22, 2015

See it! Best photos of moon and Venus

A beautiful sky just after sunset on January 21, 2015! The moon, the bright planet Venus and, for some, the planets Mercury and Mars. Yay! Venus is back.

January 17, 2015 sunset by Helio de Carvalho Vital.  Shot 2 of 6.
Today's Image | Jan 20, 2015

Dramatic sunset over the Atlantic, seen near Rio

Cool air on the sea surface strongly refracted the setting sun, seen Saturday night from a small town near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cool series of images!

View larger. | Photo by Alan Dyer.  Visit Alan's blog AmazingSky.net
Today's Image | Jan 19, 2015

Comet Lovejoy passed near the Pleiades last night

Ever-photogenic Comet Lovejoy at its closest to the Seven Sisters, or Pleiades, star cluster. The comet’s long blue ion tail stretched back past the cluster.

Photo by Jason Brownlee.  Visit Jason Brownlee Design on Facebook
Today's Image | Jan 18, 2015

Milky Way over Todd Lake Basin, Oregon

Here in the midst of our northern winter, a beautiful shot of the summer Milky Way.

Photo credit: Deanna Frautschi
Today's Image | Jan 17, 2015

Illinois sunset

Deanna Frautschi shared this beautiful photo of a winter sunset in central Illinois.

Photo by Kurt Harvey
Today's Image | Jan 16, 2015

Trees are poems

A lone tree on the stark slope of a granite dome in Yosemite National Park.

View larger. |  Halo display in Red River, New Mexico January 9, 2015.  Photo by Joshua Thomas.
Today's Image | Jan 13, 2015

Rare ice halo display in New Mexico

Ice halo display captured by Joshua Thomas in Red River, New Mexico on the morning of January 9, 2015.

Crescent moon Rhea occults - or passes in front of - a crescent Saturn, as seen by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft.  Image via Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA.
Today's Image | Jan 12, 2015

Crescent moon Rhea occults crescent Saturn

Stunning image! The robotic Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. It has produced some of the most magnificent images in our solar system.

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Today's Image | Jan 11, 2015

Awesome video of airplane crossing sun

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Noel Keating tried all last year to capture video of a plane crossing the sun. On January 3, 2015, he did it!

Photo credit: Matt Bert
Today's Image | Jan 10, 2015

Winter!

What cold looks like … Three views of winter from EarthSky friends.

January 3, 2015 aurora and reindeer by Harald Albrigtsen.
Today's Image | Jan 06, 2015

Reindeer under a New Year’s aurora

As 2015 opened, a beautiful aurora and reindeer gazing on northern tundra.

View larger. | The crosshairs mark the location of the supernova in the galaxy NGC 4666.  Photo taken January 2, 2015 by Justin Ng of Singapore.  Visit Justin Ng's website.
Today's Image | Jan 04, 2015

Supernova in the Superwind Galaxy

This is a Type Ia supernova. A white dwarf pulls matter from its companion star until it begins to collapse. Suddenly .. bam! It explodes as a supernova.

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Today's Image | Jan 02, 2015

Volcano shadow in Hawaii

Mountains cast shadows, of course, but it’s not often we get this perspective on one. Thank you, Stephen Green of Imaginscape Photography!

Comet Lovejoy on December 29, 2014 by Justin Ng from Singapore.   Visit Justin Ng's website.
Today's Image | Dec 31, 2014

New Year’s Comet Lovejoy

Wow! Comet Lovejoy is really living up to its name! A wonderful December 29 photo from Justin Ng of Singapore and a link below to how you can see the comet.

Photo credit: Conor Ledwith
Today's Image | Dec 30, 2014

Year’s end at Achill Island, Ireland

Late December night sky over the Irish island of Achill.