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Sunset on Copt Hill, Sunderland, UK. Gary Pescod took this photo on January 18, 2018.
Sunrise from the International Space Station. The ISS crew sees a sunrise every 90 minutes.
An ISS astronaut shot this photo of a massive cloud tower.
On Sunday morning, Jupiter and Mars were half a moon-diameter apart. Now the moon is sweeping past. Plus Mercury and Saturn are in conjunction this weekend. Photos here.
The bright star Sirius rising over Lake Huron in Michigan.
Early January, over the Bothnian Sea in Sweden.
You might see a sun pillar – or light pillar – extending upward (or downward) from a bright light source. They’re caused by ice crystals drifting in Earth’s air.
Will 2018 give us a bright comet? There are a couple of possibilities. In the meantime, here are some photos of comets, visible through telescopes, as 2018 begins.
Sea smoke forms when very cold air moves over warmer water. Jatinkumar Thakkar braved the cold to capture this photo at Nubble Lighthouse in Maine on New Year’s Day.
High tides followed Monday’s supermoon, as Storm Eleanor plowed into Europe. Then a “bomb cyclone” hit the U.S. East Coast. Photos here showing winter’s power and terrible beauty.
Moon and Uranus February 19 and 20
Return of the young moon, and Venus