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Smokey sunset skies over Italy

These swirling, intense red sunset skies are due to ongoing wildfires in northern Italy.

Photos: Observe the Moon Night

Saturday night is International Observe the Moon Night, and EarthSky community members from around the world sent photos, reminding us that we all see the same moon.

Star trails over Smiths Falls

Fiona M. Donnelly captured this image on October 21. 2017, in Smiths Falls, Ontario. She wrote, “Our Earth’s rotation during a one-hour period.”

Airglow over Little Grand Canyon, Utah

The light of excited atoms and molecules, high over Utah’s own smaller version of the Grand Canyon.

Lone fisherman at Echo Lake

A fisherman at Echo Lake, New Hampshire, surrounded by the colors of this year’s beautiful autumn.

From Arizona, 2 Taurid fireball photos

First 2 Taurid fireball photos we’ve seen this year, but we’re expecting more. These 2 photographers, 100 miles apart, likely saw the same bright meteor.

See it! Orionid meteors this weekend

This weekend’s Orionid meteor shower didn’t disappoint. EarthSky community photos, here.

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!