Sweeping north in planet Earth’s sky, Comet Lovejoy’s greenish coma and blue tinted ion tail stretched across this field of stars in the constellation Taurus on Jan. 13.… Continue reading
Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11… Continue reading
What happened to half of Saturn? Nothing other than Earth’s Moon getting in the way. As pictured above on the far right, Saturn is partly eclipsed by a dark edge of… Continue reading
Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough,… Continue reading
Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a mass of about half a tonne crashing into the lunar surface last September. They say the collision would have generated a flash of light so bright that it would have been visible from… Continue reading
NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet as a bright light in the Martian sky, with the moon shining… Continue reading
Sometimes the sky above can become quite a show….
In the above image taken in Spain, a crescent Moon and the planet Venus, on the far right, were captured during… Continue reading
Just days after sharing the western evening sky with Venus in 2007, the Moon moved on to Saturn – actually passing in front of the ringed planet Saturn when viewed in… Continue reading
This month’s New Moon brought a total solar eclipse to parts of planet Earth on Nov. 13 (UT).
Most of the total eclipse track fell across the southern Pacific, but the Moon’s dark umbral shadow began its journey in northern… Continue reading