We’ve been treated for several months now to the sight of 4 bright planets in our evening sky. Although Mars isn’t as bright now as it was, all 4 planets are still up there after sunset, visible from across Earth.
Göran Strand captured an aurora over Sweden this week, but it wasn’t until he mirrored the image that things got interesting. Can you see the alien? How about the storm trooper? Both are examples of pareidolia.
By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Today's Image|2 weeks ago
Mars – the world next-outward from Earth in orbit around the sun – has been brighter these past 2 months than since 2003. It’s still bright, but will soon fade. Here are a few recent images of Mars at its best.