Two fogbows

Two beautiful fogbow photos taken in September

Learning to live on the moon … underwater

Astronaut teams practice living and working on the moon in the pool at at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

We stand corrected

Safety guidelines for taking photos of the sun.

Sub-auroral arc over Peyto Lake, Alberta

STEVE, and the northern lights. Does it get any better than this?

Brighter Venus, fainter Mercury, in bright twilight above a roofline.

Yesterday evening’s Venus-Mercury conjunction

The close conjunction of Mercury with Venus in last night’s evening sky was near the sun and exceedingly tough to spot, even with optical aid. Still, EarthSky friend Helio Vital managed to capture it!

Latest Saturn portrait, from Hubble

The solar system’s most photogenic planet, captured by most earthlings’ favorite space telescope.

Venus returns to evening sky

If you’re looking for Venus now – the brightest planet – you won’t find it with the eye alone. But it’s possible to catch the planet in September 2019, near the sunset, with a telescope.

Hurricane Dorian viewed from space

NASA astronaut Christian Koch snapped this image of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station on Monday, September 2, 2019. The station orbits more than 200 miles (300 km) above Earth.

Webb telescope now assembled for 1st time

On August 28, 2019, NASA announced that the 2 halves of the James Webb Space Telescope have now been successfully connected. The telescope is being assembled at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, California.

A dynamic dying star, caught by Hubble

This image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope shows star death. It’s a planetary nebula in the direction of the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Amazon fires viewed from ISS

Amazon rainforest fires … the view from space.

Cranes heading south from Sweden

A sign that summer is ending … Jörgen Andersson in Sweden captured cranes migrating southward on August 21.

Nieves penitentes and Earth’s shadow

“Nieves penitentes” is Spanish for “penitent-shaped snows.” These ice structures form in extreme conditions of high elevation, high solar radiation, low humidity, and dry winds.

Perseids over Denmark

Perseid meteor shower 2019 over Scandinavia’s 1st dark sky park, the island of Møn in Denmark.

It was cold in Australia last weekend

The August 9-12 weather event in Australia was one of the longest cold stretches and greatest snowfall totals so far in this century, according to climate and atmospheric scientists.

Full moon over Carnarvon, Australia

From 1963 until its closure in 1975, the Carnarvon Space Tracking Station supported a range of scientific and exploratory missions as the United States raced to put a man on the moon.

Photos from 2019’s Perseid meteor shower

It’s a very special group of images of this year’s Perseid meteor shower, many taken in bright moonlight. Thanks to all who contributed photos!

Check out these interacting galaxies

Hubble image of an interacting galactic duo known as UGC 2369.

Moon halo over Magellan telescope

This sort of halo is called a 22 degree halo by skywatchers. You can see them around both the sun and moon. They’re caused by ice crystals in the air. They bear that name because the radius of the ring is always approximately 22 degrees.

Two sweet Indian white-eyes

These birds live in open woodland on the Indian subcontinent. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects.