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.
Photos from the EarthSky community of the March 17, 2015 aurora.
Check out this early March 2015 Landsat image of snowfall on Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s highest point.
Jocelyne Dupuis in Canada took advantage of the recent freezing weather to capture this cool image of a frozen soap bubble. Thanks, Jocelyne!
No zig-zagging. No branching. A lightning expert said this single, straight bolt of lightning was extremely rare …
A bright star, a planet, various kinds of nebulae in space, and a word about the birth and death of stars.
It’s not spring yet! March 5 sunset in Unity, Maine.
The full Worm Moon rising over Gunnison, Colorado on Thursday night. Photo by Matt Burt.
Dust devils on Mars can be some 10 times larger than any tornado on Earth. They’re a Martian version of extreme weather.
As the April 4 lunar eclipse approaches … some interesting composites from the last lunar eclipse.
Beautiful photos of the March 2, 2015 moon and Jupiter. Our thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook and G+, and submitted directly to EarthSky.org.
Another good reason to grab that window seat! Colin Legg captured this great photo of a meteor shower, seen from an airplane window.
Two photographers – Mike Taylor and Sonia MacNeil of Mike Taylor Photo – caught a bright meteor, or fireball, from an icy beach.
Beautiful time-sequenced images from 2007, when the daytime moon covered the brightest planet, Venus.
Orion the Hunter of one of the brightest and easiest-to-find constellations. Orion also contains a vast region of bright and dark clouds, hidden to the eye.