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Sunrise from the International Space Station. The ISS crew sees a sunrise every 90 minutes.
An ISS astronaut shot this photo of a massive cloud tower.
On Sunday morning, Jupiter and Mars were half a moon-diameter apart. Now the moon is sweeping past. Plus Mercury and Saturn are in conjunction this weekend. Photos here.
The bright star Sirius rising over Lake Huron in Michigan.
Early January, over the Bothnian Sea in Sweden.
You might see a sun pillar – or light pillar – extending upward (or downward) from a bright light source. They’re caused by ice crystals drifting in Earth’s air.
Will 2018 give us a bright comet? There are a couple of possibilities. In the meantime, here are some photos of comets, visible through telescopes, as 2018 begins.
Sea smoke forms when very cold air moves over warmer water. Jatinkumar Thakkar braved the cold to capture this photo at Nubble Lighthouse in Maine on New Year’s Day.
High tides followed Monday’s supermoon, as Storm Eleanor plowed into Europe. Then a “bomb cyclone” hit the U.S. East Coast. Photos here showing winter’s power and terrible beauty.
In this image from Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, 2 flax flowers point to the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds.
The elongated tail of the dwarf galaxy Kiso 5649 – seen stretching away from the galaxy’s head and scattered with bright blue stars – contains at least 4 distinct star-forming regions.
What a great way to start 2018! Photos here from the EarthSky community of 2018’s closest and brightest supermoon. Thanks to all who submitted, and happy new year to all!
Photos from Project Nightflight and others in the EarthSky community of the famous star cluster Pleiades. Look for this tiny, misty dipper in your night sky.
Satellite view of iceberg B-44 on December 15, near midnight.
This compilation of images from Eliot Herman represents the best of more than 100,000 photos of meteors over Tucson, captured on 2017 nights.
Even if you stay in one location – and a major city to boot – it’s amazing what you can see just by looking up.
Graham Telford captured this image of a red kite on a cold December morning in Towton in Yorkshire, England.
The elements that make up our bodies and everything around us are born inside stars. This new X-ray image shows them being released into space.
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch created an eerie display in the night sky over southern California on the night of December 22. Photos and video here.
Happy holidays to the EarthSky community!
Sirius, future South Pole Star
A new day from space