See it! Monday’s transit of Mercury

Click here for awesome photos from members of the EarthSky community of the November 11, 2019, transit of Mercury. It’ll be the last Mercury transit until 2032. A huge thank you to all who submitted to EarthSky Community Photos!

Stunning view inside a young moon crater

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned some amazing high-resolution photos of the surface of the moon, including these ones of steep cliffs and impact melt inside a young crater called Giordano Bruno.

If you think the moon is an impediment to meteor-watching

The moon is big and bright nearly all night now. It’ll turn full on Tuesday, just as the North Taurid meteor shower reaches a peak. The moon is a problem for meteor-watching, but this owl … a bigger problem.

Bird perched on a twig in front of a blue sky and faint while moon.

Sweet bird

Bettina Berg captured this sweet image of a bird and the moon in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 6, 2019.

A deep look at Orion

This composite – made of 7 images – will show you what the eye alone can’t see in the area of the sky in and around the constellation Orion.

Bug dark blue circle with a swath of white cutting through it.

TESS planet-hunter shows you the southern sky

Mosaic of the southern sky constructed from 208 images by NASA’s TESS spacecraft, taken during the mission’s first year of science operations.

Mist over an Antarctic research station

A photo of mist above an Antarctic research station. Sunlight returned to this part of the world in August, after 4 months of continuous night. Now the station is getting ready for an influx of summer visitors.

Glowing orbs in space that look like a spooky mask.

Hubble brings you a spooky cosmic face

This ghostly face, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on June 19, is actually a collision of 2 galaxies of about equal size, 704 million light-years from Earth.

Silhouette of a tree against a purple-pink sky, small dot of light on the upper left.

Jupiter at sunset

Jim AndRobin Moore in Nitro, West Virginia, captured Jupiter as the sun was setting on Monday.

Cosmic saguaro

Saguaro cactus in the starlight, in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona.

Star trails from the ISS

Photo of star trails by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Bumpy, multi-colored ball.

Tycho supernova

New image of the Tycho supernova remnant from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Thin orange blob stretched across a black background.

Spiral galaxy in profile

Hubble Telescope view of a spiral galaxy – called NGC 3717 – oriented sideways.

Rainbow over Bavaria

A rainbow glows over Kranzhorn Mountain in Germany’s Bavarian Alps.

UFO cloud

Lenticular cloud over Butte, Montana.

Northern lights caused green-colored clouds

Northern lights over Jämtland, Sweden.

Aurora over Sweden

“Nature’s green magic over Sweden,” said photographer Jörgen Norrland Andersson, who captured this image on September 27, 2019 Thank you Jörgen!

Minuteman III launch

Alex Ustick captured the launch of Minuteman III – an unarmed test missile – from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California.

The young moon returns

And, especially if you’re on the southern half of Earth’s globe, Venus and Mercury are also back in the evening sky.

Two fogbows

Two beautiful fogbow photos taken in September