Looking edgewise into the Milky Way

These stunning photos – taken by the talented photographers in our own EarthSky community – are from earlier this month, when the moon was less bright in the evening sky. See the Milky Way – the edgewise view into our own galaxy – plus Jupiter, Saturn and meteors here!

Wildfire sunsets and sunrises

The western half of North America is getting some spectacular sunrises and sunsets now, as wildfires rage. Photos here from the EarthSky Community.

Old moon and young moon

This is quite a feat! The old moon one morning, and the young moon the following evening, centered on the August 2020 new moon.

A clear night over Georgia

Favorite photos from 2020’s Perseid meteor shower

Have you caught any Perseid meteors? If so, share your photos with us! If your skies have been cloudy, enjoy these great meteor photos from EarthSky friends around the world.

Hello, sunrise!

First sunrise in 4 months at Concordia Research Station in Antarctica, about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the geographic south pole.

Visualize the Perseid meteor stream in space

This visualization by Ian Webster and Peter Jenniskens uses NASA data to render known Perseid meteoroids in space. Don’t miss this!

Circumhorizon arc over a ridgeline, with the sun just out of view at the top of the image.

Not a rainbow, not an iridescent cloud

There are many colored arcs in the sky. This photographer captured one commonly seen in summer, when the sun is high in the sky.

See it! This weekend’s moon and Mars

Mars is getting exciting – bright now, and very red – and heading toward more brightness and more intense color by October. This past weekend, the moon and Mars were close. Photos here.

Comet NEOWISE and globular star cluster M53

Comet NEOWISE is now heading out of the inner solar system. It probably can’t be seen with the eye now, although large binoculars can still pick it up. Here’s a beautiful telescopic image of the comet, near the globular star cluster M53.