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Here are 7 of Saturn’s moons

Saturn has 62 moons with confirmed orbits, 53 of which have names and only 13 of which have diameters larger than about 30 miles (50 km). Here are 7 of them!

Thunderstorm and the Milky Way

“I have waited years to capture a severe thunderstorm and the Milky Way in the same frame. Sunday night I accomplished my goal in Arizona.”

See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

Have you been watching Venus and the young moon? Enjoy these photos from the EarthSky community around the world. Thank you to all who shared images!

More favorite Perseid meteor shower photos

2018 has been an exceptional year for the Perseids. Wonderful photos are still coming in. Thanks to all who submitted!

Potomac River sunrise

An early August morning in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. Photographer Greg Diesel Walck wrote, “Glorious beams this morning at sunrise over the Potomac River.”

Fire cloud over California, from space

A pyrocumulus cloud – sometimes called a fire cloud – forms when intense heat from wildfires causes air to rise. Californians have been seeing these towering clouds this July and August.

Sky-wide rays

Familiar crepuscular rays and less well known anticrepuscular rays are really one and the same.

Evening’s 2 arcs

Draw a line between the 4 bright planets up after sunset now, and you’ll see they make an arc across the sky. In this photo, Michael Seeley in Florida contrasted the arc of planets with that of the Milky Way.

Speck from an asteroid

Viewed under a microscope, it resembles a human hair. But this is actually an extremely precious speck of dust – a tiny sample from the Itokawa asteroid, brought back to Earth by Japan’s Hayabusa mission.

See it! Crepuscular rays

Those beams of light shooting out from the horizon or down from the clouds are called crepuscular rays, or sunrays. Beautiful, mysterious and very noticeable.