See it! Last night’s lunar eclipse

It was the last total eclipse of the moon until May, 2021. The EarthSky community captured it. A selection of images here. See more at EarthSky Community Photos!

What made this giant spinning ice disk?

Crop circles step aside! A giant ice disk has been found on the Presumpscot River in Maine. The fascinating phenomenon is attracting thousands of onlookers, including ducks.

Is winter miserable for wildlife?

Ever wonder if the animals you see outside your window in winter are doing OK? Don’t worry – they’re doing better out there than you would.

How to watch a total eclipse of the moon

Are you planning on watching the January 20-21 total eclipse of the moon? Here are some tips.

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Easter Island monument mystery solved?

Researchers have long wondered why ancient people built the famous Easter Island monuments where they did.

Close and far moons in 2019

This year’s farthest apogee (moon’s farthest monthly point) comes on February 5, 2019, and the closest perigee (moon’s closest monthly point) occurs some 2 weeks later, on February 19, 2019.

Why does moon in total eclipse look red?

If Earth didn’t have an atmosphere, the moon would be dark – perhaps even invisible – when entirely eclipsed within Earth’s shadow.

Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

In 2019, there are 13 new moons and 12 full moons, but only 5 eclipses – 3 solar and 2 lunar.

Insects get old before they die

Short-lived insects, like crickets, “get old,” – that is, lose some of their physical abilities – before they die, new research shows.

Double star flips planet-forming disk into pole position

Our sun’s planets orbit in a plane extending from the sun’s equator. Astronomers have found a double-star system whose planet-forming disk has flipped up – perpendicular to what we’d expect – over the poles. What would nature be like on one of these worlds?

Did life on land arrive far earlier than thought?

New clues from fossils from the oldest soils on Earth suggest that multicellular, land-dwelling organisms might have emerged much earlier than we thought.

Giant streaks discovered in Venus’ atmosphere

New observations of Venus’ atmosphere by the Japanese orbiter Akatsuki – combined with supercomputer simulations – have revealed giant symmetrical streaks never seen before.

Video: 15 years of Mars images

ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft began sending back images from its orbit around Mars in January 2004. Take 5 minutes to see some of the coolest images of the mission so far.