Taken before dawn it traces the ecliptic with… Continue reading
This was a sky to show the kids. All in all, three children, three planets, the Moon, a star, an airplane and a mom were all captured in one image near Great… Continue reading
Kelly Beatty, Sky and Telescope
The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th.
Tonight very close to… Continue reading
Venus, named for the Roman goddess of love, and Mars, the war god’s namesake, came together by moonlight in this lovely skyview, recorded on Feb. 20 from Charleston, South Carolina, USA, planet… 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
As its June 6 2012 transit begins Earth’s sister planet crosses the edge of the Sun in this stunning view from the Hinode spacecraft.
The timing of limb crossings during the rare transits was used historically to triangulate the distance… Continue reading
This dramatic telephoto view across the Black Sea on June 6 finds Venus rising with the Sun, the planet in silhouette against a ruddy and ragged solar disk.
Of course, the reddened light is due to scattering in planet Earth’s… Continue reading
We’re not supposed to look directly at the sun and surprisingly, the Hubble space telescope can’t either.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation… Continue reading