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The Southeast Botanical Gardens in Okinawa, Japan, has a lotus festival every summer. “They’re blooming now!” said photographer Beverly Fish.

See it! Last night’s full moon and Saturn

It was tough to catch Saturn in the moon’s glare last night, but we received some stunning shots of the full moon. Keep watching this post. More pics expected today! Thanks to all who submitted.

ISS crosses the moon’s face

A new image by Colin Legg showing the International Space Station transiting the face of the June 24 waxing gibbous moon. Plus information on how you can take a photo like this.

A solargraph over the Kelpies, Scotland

A solargraph is a long-exposure photo showing the sun’s path across the sky, day after day. The Kelpies, in Scotland, are said to be the world’s largest equine statues.

The perfect swarm

Fireflies are winged beetles. They use bioluminescence – emitting light due to a chemical reaction in their abdomens – to attract mates or prey.


A sliding rock under the Milky Way at Racetrack Playa in California’s Death Valley. Photo by Yuri Beletsky.

Sunset and smoke over Colorado

The last of the evacuation orders for the 416 fire north of Durango, in southwest Colorado, were lifted on June 19, 2018, as rainfall squelched the fire.

Celebrate the solstice with this cool solargraph

The streaks in the photos are sun-trails – that is, they’re the sun moving in its shifting path across our sky from day to day over a 6-month period.

Midnight sun over Norway

Tommy Richardsen captured this gorgeous image in Nordreisa, Northern Norway, a few minutes before midnight on June 13, 2018.

Moai head and Milky Way

No matter where you are on Earth, the richest part of the Milky Way is now coming back into view in the evening. Spectacular everywhere. At Easter Island, awesome!