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This morning’s moon, over Hong Kong

Here’s this morning’s bright moon – together with the stars we in the Northern Hemisphere see as “winter” stars – over Yuen Long, Hong Kong.

Meditating under the light of Jupiter

You might still catch Jupiter in the coming week, before Earth’s faster motion around the sun causes the giant planet to fall into the sunset glare.

Las Vegas morning moon

Have you been enjoying the daytime moon? Bettina Berg captured a grackle in front of the moon in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Airglow over Alberta, Canada

Green waves of airglow over Alberta, Canada.

See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

Photos from the EarthSky Community of the glorious full Hunter’s Moon in the October night sky. Thanks to all who submitted!

Meteors over Montana

The Orionid meteor shower peaked last weekend, and many of the meteors were drowned in bright moonlight. But John Ashley managed to catch a few dozen in the narrow window between moonset and dawn Sunday morning.

Venus is going, going …

Venus will sweep between us and the sun (inferior conjunction) on October 26. Check out this photo – taken just 5 days before inferior conjunction – of Venus as a slim crescent world.

Big Dipper over Grand Gulch, Utah

The Big Dipper over a pool in the Utah desert, caught from a canyon littered with the rock art and ruins of Ancestral Puebloans.

Light pillars over Whitefish Bay

When there are ice crystals in the air around you, you might see light pillars. They’re the result of light reflecting from the crystals suspended in the air or clouds.

International Observe the Moon Night

Tonight is International Observe the Moon Night. Moon-lovers, look up! And click in to find events near you.