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Celebrating the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters

Photos from Project Nightflight and others in the EarthSky community of the famous star cluster Pleiades. Look for this tiny, misty dipper in your night sky.

Pine Island iceberg under midnight sun

Satellite view of iceberg B-44 on December 15, near midnight.

Bright meteors of 2017, over Tucson

This compilation of images from Eliot Herman represents the best of more than 100,000 photos of meteors over Tucson, captured on 2017 nights.

2017 sky optics, Hong Kong

Even if you stay in one location – and a major city to boot – it’s amazing what you can see just by looking up.

Red kite

Graham Telford captured this image of a red kite on a cold December morning in Towton in Yorkshire, England.

X-ray image shows newly born elements

The elements that make up our bodies and everything around us are born inside stars. This new X-ray image shows them being released into space.

SpaceX launch wowed many, scared some, in SoCal

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch created an eerie display in the night sky over southern California on the night of December 22. Photos and video here.

Pink sunset over Singapore

Happy holidays to the EarthSky community!

Halo and sundogs over Montana

Ski resorts are the best places to see fine halo displays, like this one. Why so beautiful and why so sparkly? Details here.

Big Dipper over Murrieta, California

The Big Dipper is low in the sky in the evening hours at this time of year. But you can see it after midnight. Janet Aviles caught it earlier this week, ascending in the northeast.