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See it! Elusive Uranus at opposition

Uranus – most distant planet visible, barely, to the unaided eye – was opposite the sun this week. Photos from the EarthSky community here.

Sunset over Atlantic, from Brazil

Saquarema was once known as Brazil’s surfing capital. Spring is in progress there, and Helio C. Vital says that the sunset is almost back over the ocean.

See it! Moon passes Venus and Mars

Did you see the moon sweep past the planets this week? Spectacular images from EarthSky friends here. Thanks to all who submitted!

Lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier

Gary Peltz in Seattle caught this spectacular image of a lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier on October 14, 2017.

Big Dipper over Horseshoe Spring, Utah

The famous Big Dipper asterism, caught mirrored in Horseshoe Spring, one of many natural hot springs in Utah’s West Desert.

ISS over Puget Sound, Washington

Photographer John Nelson used NASA’s SpotTheStation website to learn when the International Space Station would make a high pass in his sky. This image is the result.

Rainbow with anticrepuscular rays

Karl Diefenderfer must have been looking east at sunset on October 9, in order to photograph this rainbow with anticrepuscular rays, caught “as the remnants of hurricane Nate left southeastern Pennsylvania.”

Juno sees Jupiter and 2 large moons

Jupiter and 2 of its largest moons – Io and Europa – captured by the Juno spacecraft as it performed its 8th flyby of the planet on September 1, 2017.

Red sprite over Oklahoma

Photographer Paul Smith said he thinks this may be the 1st documented capture of a red sprite over Oklahoma. They’re large-scale electrical discharges – high above thunderstorm clouds – flickering in the night.

Fall colors in New Hampshire

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