Just past full, a brilliant moon rises behind the 1874 Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine. Photographer Manish Mamtani captured 2 views.
“Fall colors are back,” wrote photographer Manish Mamtani.
The start of September means that autumn is just around the corner. Manish Mamtani took this shot in September 2016 in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
It’s an aerial view of glacial river patterns in Iceland. Manish Mamtani used a drone to capture this image.
Manish Mamtani captured this image at Salt Pond on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. “Happy to be back chasing the Milky Way,” he said.
Manish Mamtani was coming back from Yellowstone National Park in late 2016, when he encountered this storm on the road ahead.
What do you call a selfie acquired with a drone? A “dronie,” says Manish Mamtani Photography.
The historic Maine lighthouse against the gorgeous backdrop of the Milky Way, by Manish Mamtani Photography.
Great Smokey Mountain National Park as captured by Manish Mamtani Photography in October, 2013.
Autumn foliage reflected in Lake Elmore, Vermont, by Manish Mamtani Photography.
Star trails in the Texas night sky – in infrared, popularly known as “heat radiation” – from EarthSky Facebook friend Manish Mamtani Photography.
Manish Mamtani captured this image at Joshua Tree National Park, in the early hours of May 4, 2013.
EarthSky Facebook friend Manish Mamtani Photography contributed this photo of the moon rising over Yosemite National Park.
Standing under a dark sky? Look up! In August, you’ll notice a long, dark lane dividing the bright Milky Way. This Dark Rift is a place where new stars are forming.
Astronomers assume our Milky Way galaxy is typical. They use our knowledge of it to leapfrog out to understanding the rest of the universe. But is the Milky Way typical?
“The smoke from a wildfire created a great mood.”
Whether you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starry nights, binoculars can be your best friend.
Yosemite National Park, in northern California, is one of the most beautiful parks in the world. It set a record in 2016 with over 5 million visitors.
Stars reflecting in the largest fresh water lake in Maine’s ruggedly beautiful Acadia National Park.
UCLA astronomers confirm that stars are responsible for producing dust on a galactic scale, a finding that’s consistent with long-standing theories.
Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.
The Milky Way rising over a frozen pond in Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Massachusetts.
An aerial view of Meteor Crater, Arizona, the result of an impact 50,000 years ago.
Photos from the EarthSky community of the March 17, 2015 aurora.
Many commented that the 2014 Geminid meteor shower was the best meteor shower they’d seen in awhile. Thank you to all who posted photos!
The August 10, 2014 supermoon was the closest, brightest supermoon of 2014. Enjoy these photos from friends in the EarthSky community.
International Dark Sky Week runs April 20-26, 2014. Learn how to help celebrate and preserve the beauty of the night.
A debate has been raging about whether our galaxy has four spiral arms, or two. A 12-year study of massive stars suggests that it has four.
Astronomers want to search for heat signatures of nearby planets. They’ll need a giant telescope to do the job. The pay-off could be an extraterrestrial civilization.
April full moon shines in Virgo