What Los Angeles would look like if you could see the night sky wheeling overhead.
“Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing.” – SpaceX founder Elon Musk
The head of a storm on Saturn is as big as Earth!
In the coming nights, look west after sunset as brilliant Venus moves past the lovely Pleiades star cluster. Waiting for nightfall? Enjoy these photos!
Orion, the Hyades and the Pleiades along the Grossmugl Star Walk in Austria, only hours before the April 4 total lunar eclipse. See bright Venus on the right!
This isn’t the day and night side of Iapetus. It’s the day side, a nearly full-on view. The two sides of this moon of Saturn have very different brightnesses.
No matter what the weather where you are, enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends on Facebook and G+.
Don’t miss these images of eclipses of the sun caused by Earth, taken by various spacecraft on the moon, orbiting the moon, or returning from the moon.
Thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook and G+, and to all who submitted directly to EarthSky.org!
This photo has it all! It’s a beautiful capture from Amit Kamble in New Zealand. Read his description below.
Who will see a selenelion – the eclipsed moon and sun in the sky simultaneously – for the April 4, 2015 total eclipse of the moon? Charts and info here.
Two photos by Peter Lowenstein. One shows a sunrise striped with cloud, and the other shows the shadow from a cloud-striped sunrise on a nearby mountain slope.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station.
We’re getting many comments this month about the return of the Milky Way for late night and early morning stargazers.
We’ve seen some wonderful photos of sky events taken from airplane windows. This one is really dramatic.
Here’s what happens if you take a photo of the sun each day at sunset, for several days in a row. You can see the sun’s northward motion along your horizon.
Mount Rainier, the Milky Way and a Perseid meteor! Plus a look forward to April’s Lyrid meteor shower.
EarthSky community photos of dazzling planet Venus and the moon – with fainter Mars nearby – on the nights of March 21 and 22, 2015.
Earth’s tilt on its axis causes the seasons. The tilt causes the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to trade places, in receiving the sun’s rays most directly.
Eclipse fans have gone to the Faroe Islands and Svalbard archipelago – in the North Atlantic – to watch the March 20, 2015 total eclipse of the sun.