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Curious holes in Arctic sea ice

Warming seawater might be the culprit, or seals might have gnawed the holes. For now, the strange circular holes in Arctic sea ice, photographed earlier this month, are mysterious.

Fireball over Dry Tortugas

A Lyrid meteor over Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park.

Sunset at Shell Beach, California

Shell Beach is a neighborhood in the city of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California. Photographer Mimi Ditchie caught this image on Earth Day weekend.

Judge’s Shack

The Milky Way rising over the historic Judge’s Shack in Island Beach State Park in New Jersey.

See it! Last weekend’s Lyrid meteors

We didn’t receive huge numbers of photos of the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower, but the ones we saw were beautiful. Thanks to all who submitted.

Star trails show celestial equator

Enjoy this interesting and unique photo of star trails, showing the whereabouts of the celestial equator and the arc of stars around both celestial poles.

Our home world from afar

Celebrate Earth Day with these 10 images of Earth from space.

Antarctic Milky Way selfie

Jorgelina Alvarez of AstroLina Photography took this selfie at the Marambio Research Base on the Antarctic Peninsula.

See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

Wonderful photos from the EarthSky community of the moon’s sweep this week past the brightest planet, Venus.

April snow in Georgia

Scott Kuhn captured this image after a rare April snow in northern Georgia.