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Milky Way and zodiacal light over Death Valley

Jeff Berkes captured the Milky Way and the zodiacal light from California’s Death Valley National Park on February 16.

Distorted corona

You’ll find rainbow-like colors in both cloud iridescence and coronas around the sun. But iridescence tends to look more random, while coronas are circles … usually.

See the early morning Milky Way

The edgewise view into our own galaxy, looking toward the galaxy’s heart, from EarthSky community members who ventured into the cold and darkness before dawn in February 2018.

See it! 1st March full moon

Photos from the EarthSky community of the March 1-2, 2018, full moon, the 1st of 2 full moons for this month!

5 minutes before sunrise

Photographer Steve Scanlon captured this beautiful color just 5 minutes before sunrise over the Shrewsbury River in Rumson, New Jersey.

The skywatcher

RV Photography said, “After a night of astrophotography, it’s nice to just take a seat and enjoy the stars …”

Extragalactic supernova

At its discovery in January, this supernova was as bright as its whole galaxy! Now it’s fading. Astrophotographer Brian Ottum caught it Sunday night.

This asteroid sweeps closer than our moon today

The average distance of the moon is 239,000 miles (385,000 km). Asteroid 2018 DU will sweep significantly closer than that on February 25, 2018.

See it! Friday night’s moon and star

People around the world last night caught the moon near the bright star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus the Bull.

ISS over New York

Stan Honda caught this shot of the International Space Station from Central Park in New York City.