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On December 4, it remained dry in Mutare, Zimbabwe, despite a spectacular attempt to rain!
Stars reflecting in the largest fresh water lake in Maine’s ruggedly beautiful Acadia National Park.
Gravity waves traveling upwards from the lower atmosphere caused this unusual banded structure in airglow above China in late November.
The moon passed Venus Friday evening, but there’s more to come. Wonderful photos here! Thanks to all who submitted. Keep watching this post for more photos.
Photos of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, shot from an airplane over the icy Canadian landscape and approximate North Pole.
The AIM spacecraft has spotted noctilucent clouds – aka night-shining clouds – above Earth’s southernmost continent. The season for them started early this year!
In late November 2016, the waning moon took aim on Jupiter in the predawn sky. It swept closest to it on the morning of November 25. Photos from around the world!
Syracuse’s first snowstorm of the season – this past Sunday and Monday – made this November the 4th snowiest since 1940.
The moon caught one morning this week. The moon is waning now, and so is the year.
Gorgeous shot of the Félix Aguilar Observatory in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by AstroLina Photography.
A dark sky, a friend and a flashlight to point out Milky Way sights.
Remember the famous bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres? Some thought they looked like signs of an alien intelligence. Here’s a recent view from a new angle, by the Dawn spacecraft.
As autumn unfolds … remember last summer? Josh Blash captured this cool image in June, showing a summer storm in the Atlantic, just off the coast.
There’s a nova in the sky now. It’s faint and requires a dark sky to be seen, but photos pick it up more easily. Astrophotographer Jeff Dai captured it from Thailand.
Can you find the photographer in this image from an island off the coast of Norway?
See video of a close and loud lightning strike. “It gave me a fright as the flash was bright and was accompanied by a very loud bang!” Video here.
EarthSky received many photos of the bright and beautiful supermoon. We loved them all and thank you all! See editors’ favorites here.
RodNeil Thomas got this shot on October 29 at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. He said, “This was my first time solo photographing the night sky. I’m hooked!”
Orion the Hunter – one of the most familiar constellations to many because of its prominent Belt of 3 stars – is coming back into view in the evening sky.
The long-lasting 2016 Taurid meteor shower hasn’t been as spectacular as last year’s shower. But, like all Taurid showers, it has produced some fireballs!
N. Hemisphere? Watch for earliest sunsets
Patterns in mammatus clouds