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Thanks so much to EarthSky Facebook friend Marianna Bucina Roco for sharing this image with us!
This meadow in Northumberland, overlooking the North Sea, typifies a landscape that many of us outside the UK imagine, when we think of England.
Want to find Polaris, the North Star? The entire northern sky turns around it. If you can find the Big Dipper, you can always find Polaris.
A ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a halo by scientists. They’re a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting above our heads.
The moon is now back in the evening sky. It’s a waxing crescent, also called a young moon.
Manish Mamtani captured this image at Joshua Tree National Park, in the early hours of May 4, 2013.
Atmospheric distortion caused the sun and moon to look flattened in this image of the May 9-10, 2013 annular solar eclipse.
Rick Shanahan photographed the May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse.
Alan Egan captured this beautiful sunset scene near Causeway in Kerry County, Ireland. He said the smell of blooming flowers mixed with the fresh sea air.