In March, Comet 252P/LINEAR passed exceedingly near the Earth. These images show the closest celestial object Hubble has observed, other than Earth’s moon.
New Hubble Space Telescope image of Mars, in honor of the planet’s May 22 opposition, when our planet Earth will sweep between the Red Planet and the sun.
Jeff Berkes captured this image earlier this month, during a night sky photography workshop.
Haloes around the moon happen when moonlight shines through tiny ice crystals in the upper air. Here’s a moon halo, with bright stars and Jupiter nearby.
Most images of Mars show colors homogenized by red dust and regolith. This infrared-red-blue color image shows Mars’ bedrock … and many colors.
Photos from the EarthSky community of the May 9, 2016, transit of Mercury across the face of the sun. Thanks to all who posted!
While preparing on Sunday to watch today’s transit – an event Mercury crosses the face of our sun – Helio C. Vital caught an airplane doing the same.
Meteor showers happen when Earth passes through a stream of icy debris left behind by a comet. The famous Comet Halley spawned last week’s Eta Aquarids.
Vast dust clouds stretch across a rich starfield in near the northern boundary of the southern constellation Corona Australis, the Southern Crown.
“Since three years ago, we have planned to shoot this photo. We went to the zone repeatedly but every time we got nothing … until now.” – Sergio Vindas
Moon sweeps by Jupiter and Saturn October 21 to 23
A close look at the Rosette Nebula