The young moon returns

Casual observers rarely see a moon within 24 hours of new moon. But observers who have the right conditions, and are watching carefully – and those using telescopes or binoculars – can see much younger moons.

Insight lander captures sunrises, sunsets on Mars

Sunrises and sunsets on Mars, captured by the camera on NASA’s InSight lander.

Storm cell over Australia

Photographer Lynton Brown captured this magnificent storm cloud over Horsham, Australia, in the late afternoon of May 1.

Old moon, Venus, Mercury

The moon is sweeping past the planets Venus and Mercury in the morning sky now.

Milky Way and Jupiter

Maureen Allen captured the Milky Way and Jupiter over Lake Rousseau in Dunnellon, Florida, early in the morning of April 28, 2019.

Milky Way over Taylors Lake, Australia

The Milky Way is coming back into view for another observing season. Australia has a wonderful vantage point for it!

Uluru sunset

Uluru – also known as Ayers Rock – in Northern Territory, Australia, on April 19, 2019.

Moon and Jupiter beam on a lake

The moon passed Jupiter (and Saturn) this week.

Meteor over Colorado

Who saw Lyrid meteors this week? Chuck Mason captured this image on April 20. He said, “Lucky enough to have caught a Lyrid Meteor over the Dallas Divide, Ridgway, Colorado.”

Pink sky over Yosemite

Yosemite Valley in California is home to most of the park’s famous waterfalls. This photographer caught the valley at dusk.