Orion has been called “the ghost of the shimmering summer dawn.” The Hunter rises on his side, with his three Belt stars pointing straight up.
Many images of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower, posted as meteor season 2014 begins!
Aww! An employee found this fox snoozing inside an Ottawa city bus on Sunday morning, July 20.
Singapore is big on laser light shows. Has them every night! Justin Ng offers the “impossible:” Milky Way rising behind the laser lights and city lights.
Sunflower and tiny friend by Clifford Beaird.
The world watched on television as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. It was the first time humans walked another world.
A mosaic of people on Earth waving at Saturn on July 19, 2013, the day Earth smiled. NASA called it “a global moment of cosmic self-awareness.”
Composite image capturing a night under the cosmic rain – aka last year’s Perseid meteor shower – on Lindisfarne off the northeast coast of England.
Allerton Bywater is a village in the city of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England. The River Aire, popular with swans, flows through it.
Vera Kiss said she hadn’t planned on catching this seagull when she aimed toward these crepuscular rays over the sea.
A high rock formation and rare rain puddle in the desert near Moab, Utah beneath the grandeur of the Milky Way.
Congratulations to the Orbital-2 mission for a successful launch today!
The moon is past full now, but it’ll look full by Saturday night in North America. The moon will be closest to Earth Sunday morning at 3:37 a.m. (8:27 UTC).
2014 has been a great year for noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds, seen at high latitudes only from about mid-May to August. Wondrous, if you can catch them!
This week, Fred Espenak posted this wonderful photo, which shows the minor planets Ceres and Vesta, together on Earth’s sky dome in late June and early July 2014.
Before it lost its status as a super typhoon, meteorologists were using words like “monster” and “beast” to describe Neoguri. This image shows you why.
“I saw this stairway leading into the Milky Way and figured I would give it a try.”
Here’s a new composite image of Messier 106, known for its strange spiral arms, located 23 million light years away.
Fewer than 100 pairs of Spoon-billed Sandpipers remain in the wild. Their migration is long and arduous. This is the first hand-reared bird that’s returned to breed.
A farmer captured this photo of a serious storm sweeping through northern Illinois on Monday, June 30.