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Lunar Shadow Transit

This snapshot from deep space captures planet Earth on March 9. The shadow of its large moon is falling on the planet’s sunlit hemisphere. Tracking toward the east (left to right) across the ocean-covered world..


Unusual Clouds over Hong Kong

What’s that in the sky? Earlier this month, in the sky high above Hong Kong, China, not just one unusual type of cloud appeared — but two. In the foreground was a long lenticular cloud, a cloud that forms..



Canary Islands Sunset

Everyone loves watching sunset. It’s so quiet, inspiring and full of promises. Last September, photographer Lukas Furlan explored the beautiful Canary Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera for two weeks; documenting his adventure and sharing the experience..


A Five Planet Dawn

As January closes and in the coming days of February, early morning risers can spot the five naked-eye planets before dawn. Though some might claim to see six planets, in this seaside panoramic view all five celestial wanderers were found above..


An Airglow Fan from Lake to Sky

Why would the sky look like a giant fan? Airglow. The featured intermittent green glow appeared to rise from a lake through the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy, as captured last summer next to Bryce Canyon in Utah, USA. The unusual pattern..


Pluto’s Haze in Bands of Blue

This processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere. Shown in approximate true color, the picture is constructed from a mosaic of four panchromatic images from the Long..


A Colorful Solar Corona over the Himalayas

What are those colorful rings around the Sun? A corona visible only to Earth observers in the right place at the right time. Rings like this will sometimes appear when the Sun or Moon is seen through thin clouds. The effect..


A Map Of The Entire Universe In One Image

This is what the entire known Universe looks like in a single image Created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, the image is based on logarithmic maps of the Universe put together by Princeton University researchers,..



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