Virga is rain that falls but doesn’t reach the ground. It helped create this spectacular scene over Mutare, Zimbabwe, on March 5, 2019.
Only a few of the original, sometimes-glinting Iridium satellites are still in low Earth orbit. They have 3 reflective panels that occasionally catch the sun and produce a visible flare lasting between 5 and 20 seconds.
Polaris – aka the North Star – is in the center of the great turning wheel of stars in this photo. It’s the star around which the entire northern sky appears to turn.
The moon has swept past the planets that are up shortly before sunup this week. The EarthSky community caught the early morning sky scenes.
SpaceX took a giant step this weekend with the successful launch of its Crew Dragon demo capsule, its first spacecraft designed to carry humans.
A lunar halo over one of the natural arches in California’s Alabama Hills.
Do you see the dragon in this green aurora that appeared over Iceland earlier this month? It’s an example of what’s called pareidolia.
A new image from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals a large, dark, irregular spot where the craft landed on asteroid Ryugu’s surface last week.
James Figge of Delmar, New York captured this image on February 23, 2019 – from the comfort of his home – with the Harvard-Smithsonian 6-inch robotic telescope in Arizona.
“A delightful rainbow which particularly caught my eye as it framed the anticrepuscular rays on the horizon,” said photographer Alec Jones.
Moon and Regulus on March 18 and 19