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Judge’s Shack

The Milky Way rising over the historic Judge’s Shack in Island Beach State Park in New Jersey.

See it! Last weekend’s Lyrid meteors

We didn’t receive huge numbers of photos of the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower, but the ones we saw were beautiful. Thanks to all who submitted.

Star trails show celestial equator

Enjoy this interesting and unique photo of star trails, showing the whereabouts of the celestial equator and the arc of stars around both celestial poles.

Our home world from afar

Celebrate Earth Day with these 10 images of Earth from space.

Antarctic Milky Way selfie

Jorgelina Alvarez of AstroLina Photography took this selfie at the Marambio Research Base on the Antarctic Peninsula.

See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

Wonderful photos from the EarthSky community of the moon’s sweep this week past the brightest planet, Venus.

April snow in Georgia

Scott Kuhn captured this image after a rare April snow in northern Georgia.

Window, zodiacal light, setting moon

A popular hike in Big Bend National Park in Texas will take you to what’s called “the Window.” It’s a grand place to watch the sun or moon set. Here’s a night shot, complete with zodiacal light.

Milky Way spins across the sky

This composite – centered on celestial south – is made of images taken hourly from outside the dome of the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.

Milky Way over the saguaros

A symbol of American West, set against a symbol of the vast universe, caught last week in Saguaro National Park.

Sun in 3 different wavelengths

Solar Dynamics Observatory image of the sun captured in 3 different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.

In infrared, Io appears alive with volcanos

The Juno spacecraft, now orbiting Jupiter, acquired this infrared image of the giant planet’s moon Io. Each fiery dot is an active volcano.

Milky Way and zodiacal light

Gorgeous photo of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light in the early morning over Chile’s Andes mountains.

Jupiter cloud patterns

See intricate cloud patterns in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Aurora dolphin

Seeing animal shapes in clouds – or the northern lights – is what’s called pareidolia.

This photo is also an example of virga, or rain that falls but doesn't reach the ground. Photo taken by Linda Holtby in March 2018.

Little cloud making whoopee

To make whoopee can mean “to engage in uproarious merrymaking.” Linda Holtby said she caught this shot from 38,900 feet (11,860 meters) up.

3 worlds in a line

The waning moon is in the predawn sky, busily passing planets. EarthSky community photos of the moon, Mars and Saturn, here.

Hand of the Desert at night

Artist Mario Irarrázabal created the Hand of the Desert after the city of Antofagasta, Chile, asked him for something notable, to fill the empty space of the Atacama Desert. Astrophotographer Yuri Beletsky captured it at night.

See it! Moon sweeps past Jupiter

Have you been watching the moon’s sweep past Jupiter this week? From the time they rise in mid- to late evening until dawn, they’re still the brightest things up there.

Antarctic ice grounding lines are shifting

Europe’s CryoSat satellite was used – over 7 years – to track 10,000 miles (16,000 km) of Antarctic coastline. It can be seen warm ocean water is eating away at Antarctica’s floating margins.