Zap! Lightning strikes Empire State Building

Lightning strikes New York City’s Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Moon and fogbow

Fogbows – sometimes called white rainbows, cloudbows or ghost rainbows – are made much in the way as rainbows.

Smoke over Yosemite in September

Last summer’s major fires in and around Yosemite National Park in California have been contained, but the U.S. National Park Service reports multiple fires still burning in Yosemite’s wilderness.

Sunset over England

Sam Kelly captured Thursday’s sunset over the Abberton Reservoir in Essex, England.

The sun in 2 wavelengths

How our sun looks in 2 different wavelengths at the same time.

Hello autumn!

The sun bursting through autumn leaves in Allaire State Park in New Jersey.

Opportunity emerges from Mars dust

We still haven’t heard from the Opportunity rover on Mars, which went silent in June when a dust storm engulfed it. Now, at least, the dust has cleared, and we can see the rover!

See it! 2018’s Harvest Moon

Photos from the EarthSky community of 2018’s Harvest Moon. Thanks to all who submitted or posted at EarthSky Facebook!

Venus and Jupiter, from Brazil

Most of us don’t often (or ever) witness the view at sunset, from atop a high mountain, on which is perched an astronomical observatory. The 2 planets here are Venus and Jupiter.

Supernumerary rainbow over New Jersey

Look slightly inside a bright primary bow, and sometimes you’ll see these fringes. Their numbers and spacing can change from minute to minute.