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Solar eclipse over Glacier National Park

The moon laps the sun above Mount Reynolds – over Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, Montana – during Monday’s 85% solar eclipse.

More space views of the eclipse

Primeval and technological wonder meet. A collection of the best images we saw, from a variety of space-based observing platforms.

Eclipse photos from EarthSky friends

We received many more wonderful photos of the August 21 eclipse than for any prior event. We love them all, and wish we could post them all! 

Moon on its way to the eclipse

Insights and a cool chart from astronomer Guy Ottewell. Plus, if you click in, you’ll find photos of waning crescent moons from the past few mornings …

Crepuscular rays from the moon

Crepuscular rays from the moon – August 11, 2017 – from Vancouver Island.

Milky Way over Mount Rainier

Iconic Mount Rainier in the U.S. state of Washington, with a glorious summer Milky Way above. The light strings on the mountain are climbers!

Anticrepuscular rays

Laura Bavetz captured these anticrepuscular rays on August 4, 2017.

See it! 2017’s Perseid meteor shower

Despite a bright moon, the brightest Perseids put on a good show. See photos from the EarthSky community here.

Meteor in moonlight

Jarred Donkersley captured this meteor on August 5 around midnight, from Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, with a nearly full moon in the sky.

Perseid meteor stream in space

Spectacular visualization using NASA data to render known Perseids meteoroids in space. You know how meteor showers come from comets? Picture it, here.

It’s smoky in the Pacific Northwest

The smoke is from wildfires, an increasingly common occurrence at this time of year. It can’t be welcome news to those who’ve planned trips to that area for the August 21 total solar eclipse.

Wishing on a shooting star

Grant Miller captured this self-portrait during 2016’s Perseid meteor shower. 2017’s shower has interference from the moon, but you still might see a bright meteor!

See it! Full moon and partial eclipse

We in the Americas missed the partial lunar eclipse. Or maybe you were clouded out … or slept through it? See it after all, in these awesome photos from EarthSky friends from around the world.

Lighthouse lightning

Jerry James took this shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He calls it “Patience is Key.”

Preparing for the solar eclipse

As the total solar eclipse nears, photographers like Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan are testing their equipment and settings.

Rainbow over Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

We usually see photos from photographer Josh Blash from the Atlantic coast, up around New Hampshire. This photo of Juárez – in the Chihuahuan Desert – was a delightful surprise.

Morning tranquility

Yuri Beletsky captured this scene from the Australian east coast, with Venus, the constellation Orion, and the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters shining in all their glory.

Anticrepuscular rays with rainbow

These 2 sky phenomena – anticrepuscular rays and rainbows – can appear separately. In this case, they appear together, both originating from the same source, the sun, on the opposite side of the sky.

Storm moving in

Niccole Kowalski said she witnessed this rainbow on Saturday, forming over the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, while a storm was moving in.

Sun halo with 2 contrail shadows

The sun is casting shadows of an aircraft contrail downwards onto thin cirrus haze layers below. Higher above, ice crystals in cirrus clouds have created a 22-degree halo around the sun.