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Fall colors in New Hampshire

“Fall colors are back,” wrote photographer Manish Mamtani.

5 faint Draconid meteors

The naysayers were wrong. Some did catch some Draconid meteors this weekend, in the narrow window between sunset and moonrise.

Close encounters of the planet kind

Brilliant Venus and faint Mars swept close last week, in the east before sunup. Check out these awesome photos!

Harvest moon mirage

When you look over an ocean at a distorted sun or moon, the reason is most often that the low slanting rays of the object are being highly refracted between air layers of different temperatures.

Anticrepuscular rays at Georgia moonrise

Scott Kuhn captured anticrepuscular rays as the moon was rising over Fort Mountain in northern Georgia.

Goodbye to the dark side

Stunning view of Saturn’s night side, looking toward the sunlit side of the rings, by Cassini spacecraft cameras. Cassini ended its mission on September 15, 2017.

Moon and planet-rise, seen from space

This timelapse video shows a peaceful and breathless moonrise from the International Space Station, with Venus, Mars and Mercury also in view.


Marc Toso tried 3 times to capture this ancient petroglyph known as a waterglyph, estimated to be between 2,000 and 1,000 years old. The 3rd time was the charm.

Minnesota northern lights

Judy Allen captured this image on September 28, 2017.

Autumn arrives in Colorado

Hello autumn!