Wow! A fearsome ice king! Outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan last Friday night.
The sky’s brightest planet, Venus, has been behind the sun as viewed from our earthly vantage point. By early December, it’ll be back in your evening sky!
MESSENGER spacecraft’s fuel is nearly depleted. It will impact Mercury in March 2015. For now, space engineers are getting some of the best-ever Mercury pics.
Digging out of the snow in West Seneca, NY on November 19, 2014.
The Milky Way rises behind Cape Neddick Lighthouse (aka Nubble Light) in York, Maine.
AR 2192 was the largest sunspot in 24 years. The sun’s rotation carried it out of view, but now it’s back, renamed, and is still producing solar flares.
Engraving of the November 1833 Leonid meteor shower. This year’s Leonids peak on the morning of November 18.
Patricia Evans shares her new skill at astrophotography and a poem by Robert Frost.
New images from the Philae lander are expected on Thursday, November 14. In the meantime, despite challenges … a cause for celebration for all humanity.
As winter comes to the far north, sky conditions may be just right to produce a beautiful light phenomenon called “light pillars.”
Increasingly golden or orange color as the moon sets is due to the fact that – as it sinks – you’re seeing the moon through more and more of Earth’s atmosphere.
An image of a far northern latitude, where it’s beginning to look a lot like winter.
The biggest sunspot region in more than two decades produced many impressive solar flares. Just before it disappeared, it also gave us this beautiful display of coronal loops.
Snow fell in the east Tennessee hills on the first day of November.
This image – made with a special filter – shows the outskirts of a much-studied nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, called the Tarantula Nebula.
The Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago.
“She waits patiently through the night on her invisible web, stars dimly glowing in the background…”
Brocken Spectre at Lough Corrib, a lake in the west of Ireland, by Conor Ledwith Photography.
Favorite photos of the beautiful partial solar eclipse on October 23. 2014. Thank you to all who submitted to EarthSky.org or posted at EarthSky Facebook or G+.
The Orionid meteor shower peaked on the morning of Tuesday, October 21, 2014. But you might still see meteors in this annual shower.