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See it! Moon sweeps past Saturn

The young moon passed Saturn in the early evening sky this weekend. The EarthSky community caught some beautiful views. Photos here.

Awesome new Jupiter close-up

This new Juno spacecraft image shows magnificent swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic atmosphere. The craft was about 4,400 miles (7,000 km) from the planet’s cloud tops on October 29, over about 40 degrees north.

Pleiades ascending

The radiant point for the ongoing Taurid meteor shower is near this little, misty, dipper-shaped cluster, called the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.

See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

The waning moon swept past the brightest planet – Venus – in the east before dawn Tuesday morning, November 6. EarthSky community members from around the world captured them.

Sunburst on a fall morning

Rasmi Syamalan said that where she is, in Ohio, it’s been cool and sunny, with fall colors about to reach their peak.

Moon is waning, but Venus is waxing!

Venus is near the waning moon early this week. Yet if you followed Venus with a telescope in the coming weeks, you’d find it’s a waxing, not a waning, crescent.

Scientists now processing images of asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft – launched from Earth in September 2016 – has begun acquiring images of the mission target, primitive asteroid Bennu.

Patagonia moon

Thank you to Grafixartphoto for this image of the moon reflected in a glassy lake in Torres del Paine, a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia on October 23, 2018.

Sun halo over Zimbabwe

Scientists call them 22-degree halos, because their radius is approximately 22 degrees from the sun. This one was seen over Africa, whose mythology about sun halos matches North American skylore.

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.