Beautiful shot of M31 – closest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way – by our friend Tom Wildoner.
Did you see the moon near the planets Saturn and Mars Sunday evening? Thanks to all EarthSky friends who captured and shared these beautiful images.
Very beautiful aurora over Östersund, Sweden. We love aurora season!
Isn’t this gorgeous? Clouds at sunset over Italy’s Ligurian Sea by Maranatha.it Photography.
A crescent moon – just set below high, hardened sand dunes in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah – creates a kind of “blue hour” glow in the sky.
It was a glorious weekend for planet-watching. The moon waned and appeared lower in the east before dawn each day, sweeping past Venus and Jupiter.
In honor of the return of aurora season to Earth’s northerly latitudes, here’s the aurora borealis – northern lights – above Norway’s Lyngen Alps.
One of the first auroras of the 2014 autumn season appeared last night at northerly latitudes. Astronaut Reid Wiseman caught it from space. Photographer Göran Strand caught it from Sweden.
Glenn Miles sat in his truck and waited out a rainstorm, then captured the most intense rainbow he’d ever seen.
Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August 22 and 23.
What would it be like to view the Earth and the sky from the vantage point of the International Space Station? These three photos from ISS tell the tale.
The historic Maine lighthouse against the gorgeous backdrop of the Milky Way, by Manish Mamtani Photography.
Bright supermoon washed out all but the brightest meteors in this year’s Perseid meteor shower. But we do have some nice pics, thanks to you …
The August 10, 2014 supermoon was the closest, brightest supermoon of 2014. Enjoy these photos from friends in the EarthSky community.
Kimmie Randall caught this photo of Thursday night’s gibbous moon, waxing toward the supermoon … with a portion of a rainbow. Beautiful!
Virga is rain that evaporates before it reaches the ground.
The Rosetta spacecraft has succeessfully completed its historic approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and is now traveling in tandem with the comet.
Today is the second anniversary of the Mars rover Curiosity’s landing inside the Martian Gale Crater on August 5, 2012, PDT (Aug. 6, 2012, EDT).
On the day Shannon McDowell sent in this photo, Alberta was under a severe thunderstorm threat.
ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft spent a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus, coming so close that atmospheric drag caused the craft to slow down.