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This image and video aren’t artists’ illustrations. They’re from a real time-lapse sequence of images – acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope – of the tiny moon Phobos orbiting Mars. Cool!
People around the world watched this week as the waning crescent moon swept near the very bright planet Venus, and fainter star Aldebaran, in the east before dawn.
A mosaic of people on Earth waving at Saturn on July 19, 2013, the day Earth smiled. NASA called it “a global moment of cosmic self-awareness.”
Photo by Mike Taylor, who is based in Maine. He calls this photo Innuendo.
You can’t miss the star right next to brilliant planet Venus, in the east before dawn now. It’s Aldebaran, the Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus.
Neeti Kamthekar captured this photo of the lone sunspot that’s been making its way across the sun in recent days. In reality, the sun’s own spin is causing its apparent movement.
Although the Cassini spacecraft – now on the verge of running out of fuel – is in its final year in orbit around Saturn, it’s still producing heart-stirring images.
Large plume of smoke from the Alamo Fire in southern California, blowing over the eastern Pacific on July 9. Areas burning actively at that time appear in red.
Look inside the bright primary bow for colorful fringes, whose number and spacing can change from minute to minute. Alexander Krivenyshev caught this one over New York City on Saturday, July 8.
Favorite photos of the July 2017 full moon from EarthSky friends around the world. Thanks to all who submitted to EarthSky or posted to EarthSky Facebook!
Jüri Voit captured this image on July 6 in Kuusalu, Estonia. It looks like a special kind of rainbow, called a red rainbow.
A July 4 day at the beach, with a circumzenithal arc overhead.
Low-lying constellation Scorpius the Scorpion rising behind some of the flora in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California.
The Milky Way over the Alabama Hills, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Camping under the Southern Cross in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia.
NASA launched a sounding rocket last Thursday that formed colorful clouds in space, visible from New York to North Carolina.
The bright red star Antares is located in the direction toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s a rich region of the sky for telescopic observers.
To capture an image like this one, where the sky rainbow and reflected rainbow in the water make a perfect circle, your timing has to be perfect.
Photo and animation of an extremely young moon – only 18 hours past the new phase – setting over a hill last night, as seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The El Capitan rock formation reflected in a flooded valley in California’s Yosemite National Park.
Find the Teapot, and the galaxy’s center
Hubble sees Phobos orbiting Mars