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A beautiful morning in Northern Norway.
Jupiter and its Galilean moons with Earth’s moon at the last quarter phase, captured Thursday morning.
A very cool composite of real images from an excellent astrophotographer.
Manuel Dietrich titled this photo Speed of Light. He captured it in the Black Forest of southwest Germany.
Between now and late March, when Venus flies between us and the sun – thereby entering our morning sky – those with telescopes will see Venus wane, like a little waning moon.
Manish Mamtani was coming back from Yellowstone National Park in late 2016, when he encountered this storm on the road ahead.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the January full moon is sometimes known as the Wolf Moon. Howl at these awesome photos of the January’s full moon from EarthSky friends around the world.
It started erupting explosively and unexpectedly in late 2016. This view is from January 3, from NASA’s Terra satellite. As of yesterday, the eruptions were declining, but may start again!
Tony Lee said temps were in the 20s (around -7 Celsius) when he captured this shot.
Image of the Orion Nebula, shot on a cold night in Georgia, by Dave Woolsteen.
As seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 4, Earth reached its closest point to the sun just 40 minutes before the sun reached its highest daily position in Rio`s sky …
Notice the colors of Orion’s stars in this photo that’s slightly out-of-focus. Chirag Upreti wrote: “This is a ‘bokeh effect,’ and turns out it works really well on celestial bodies!”
Ice crystals in the air create these beautiful, upward shafts of light.
As 2017 opens, the young moon is sweeping past dazzling Venus in the west after sunset. Mars is there, too, and, for those with optical aid, Neptune! Photos here.
Elusive anticrepuscular rays converge towards a point on the sky opposite the sun. Karl Diefenderfer caught them as 2016 came to a close, as a flock of geese was passing by.
Looking forward to 2017’s total solar eclipse over North America? Then you’ll enjoy these photos of the total solar eclipse over Indonesia in March 2016. They were the most-viewed images at EarthSky over this past year.
Photo by Project Nightflight during a culmination of the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, above the volcanos of La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova on December 22, 2016.
Another sunset spectacle from Peter Lowenstein’s hilltop perch above Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Halos like this one around the sun or moon are caused by ice crystal high in Earth’s sky. Notice the upside-down rainbow-like arc above. It’s called a circumzenithal arc.
Star-hop from Pegasus to Andromeda galaxy
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