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Your favorite ocean photos

We asked, and you answered with some of the most awesome ocean photos yet! Thanks for all in the EarthSky community who contributed.

It’s twilight time: 15 favorite photos

“Love prefers twilight to daylight”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

A rare lunar halo

Most ice halos around the sun or moon are made by plate- or column-like hexagonal crystals. The multiple halos in this image by Greg Redfern are from rare pyramidal ice crystals.

Last night’s moon and Jupiter

The EarthSky community comes through again! Wonderful photos of the moon and Jupiter on June 3, 2017, from around the world.

Close conjunction of Venus and Uranus

Planet Venus passed 1.8 degrees south of planet Uranus on June 2, 2017, and Eliot Herman in Tucson captured their close conjunction.

This season’s 1st noctilucent clouds

Late May is typically the start of the season for noctilucent clouds, aka night-shining clouds. A photographer in Denmark has already captured some!

Auroras over the South Pole

A strong G3-class geomagnetic storm sparked auroras over both poles of Earth this past weekend. Hunter Davis, at the South Pole, captured images.

Young moon returns to the west

This very special young moon marks the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Very tough to spot on May 26 from locations east of the Atlantic, but the Americas had a better shot at it.

Nature’s red, white, and blue

Memorial Day weekend is ahead here in the U.S. Have a happy one! Photo by Marcia White Bower.

Cape Cod Milky Way

Manish Mamtani captured this image at Salt Pond on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “Happy to be back chasing the Milky Way,” he said.