Venus tried to kiss Mercury, but Mercury got away.
Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds, oriented parallel to the direction of the wind.
After storms and high winds in England, France and Germany this week, a moment of serenity with a crescent moon.
“When the three stars of Orion shine highly at the southern sky after sunset, that means it’s time for the spring festival.”
Worth the cold trek, said Sharon Killips Alexander in Connecticut.
Founded in 1958 – on a mountaintop in Arizona – this observatory operates its own 3 telescopes and hosts 24 others.
A Hubble Space Telescope image of the mysterious Red Rectangle Nebula.
A record etched in rock from 120 million years ago shows the fragile beauty of an ancient butterfly-like insect.
Best photos from the EarthSky community of the 5 bright planets now visible at once in the sky before dawn. Thanks to all who posted!
Nacreous clouds – also called mother-of-pearl clouds – are putting on a show in the UK this week. Check out these photos from the EarthSky community.
“Excited to see there’d be a high, long ISS pass over the 5 planets. In the end I could only see 4 planets, due to the cloud cover, but still very happy with the shot.”
These colorful rings of a lunar corona appear when we see the moon through a very thin cloud of similarly-sized water droplets.
Below, the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, former home of the Chinese emperor and a center of Chinese government. Above, the Forbidden City’s sky counterpart.
This weekend’s full moon illuminated the raging blizzard on the U.S. East Coast. A satellite caught the view from above.
Alex was the earliest hurricane in the North Atlantic since 1938 and the fourth January hurricane in 150 years of record-keeping.
What do you call a selfie acquired with a drone? A “dronie,” says Manish Mamtani Photography.
Ever seen a sunset like this one? It was caught in Austin, Texas, a city that residents fondly – or not so fondly – call “the allergy capital of the world.”
Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) has been a wonderful target for photographers. See photos of this icy visitor from the depths of space, here. Thanks to all who submitted!
As seen from North America – and westernmost Europe and Africa – moon swept in front of bright star Aldebaran last night. Photos from the EarthSky community here.
Light pillar extending up from a lighted tourist attraction, hidden behind a ridge.
Seeing recognizable patterns in unrelated objects is called pareidolia. People love it. Here’s a sunset cloud in the shape of a bird, over Africa.