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The moon laps the sun above Mount Reynolds – over Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, Montana – during Monday’s 85% solar eclipse.
Primeval and technological wonder meet. A collection of the best images we saw, from a variety of space-based observing platforms.
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!
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 – August 11, 2017 – from Vancouver Island.
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!
Laura Bavetz captured these anticrepuscular rays on August 4, 2017.
Despite a bright moon, the brightest Perseids put on a good show. See photos from the EarthSky community here.
Jarred Donkersley captured this meteor on August 5 around midnight, from Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, with a nearly full moon in the sky.
Spectacular visualization using NASA data to render known Perseids meteoroids in space. You know how meteor showers come from comets? Picture it, here.
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.
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!
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.
Jerry James took this shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He calls it “Patience is Key.”
As the total solar eclipse nears, photographers like Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan are testing their equipment and settings.
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.
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.
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.
Niccole Kowalski said she witnessed this rainbow on Saturday, forming over the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, while a storm was moving in.
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.
Moon, Jupiter, Spica on August 24
Solar eclipse over Glacier National Park