Astronomy Essentials If you were looking with the eye alone, how far away in space would our planet Earth still be visible? Here is Earth from 900 million miles away, from the vantage point of the rings of Saturn. Image via the Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. This image was acquired … Continue reading How Earth looks from outer space – EarthSky
Milky Way over Green Lake, in Horsham, Australia The glow of a town and more-distant glow of the zodiacal light shine above an Australia lake. Even farther away is the arc of the Milky Way. via Milky Way over Green Lake, in Horsham, Australia | Today's Image | EarthSky.
Moon and star Antares near each other on May 15 Tonight | EarthSky The planet Saturn shines over the southeast horizon at nightfall on May 15, and then the moon and the star Antares follow Saturn into the sky by around 10 p.m. local time (at mid-northern latitudes). At more southerly latitudes, the moon and … Continue reading Moon and star Antares Tonight
I’ve always wanted to see these…the farthest north I’ve been in the US is in Minnesota and I’ve been (briefly) to Iceland, but no such luck! One of these days, I’d like to take a cruise up to Alaska.
Beautiful and magical, the both the Aurora Borealis (Northern) and the Aurora Australis
Aurora australis image by Samuel Blanc.
Where can you see the lights of the aurora? How can you plan to take an image?
The first place you would want to star is here, at Space Weather. You can see how the local weather caused by the Sun is going to affect the Earth’s atmosphere and when it is going to send enough charged particles at us to light up the day and night.
I live pretty far south in Pasadena, but about three time a year on average, the Northern lights are visible this far south. Granted you have to go to a dark sky sight, but it can still be done.
For the more adventurous, you can book a trip with my friend Dennis Mammana on one of his many journeys up to the…
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On occasions where there are four full moons in a season instead of three, the third of the full moons is traditionally called a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon happens on average about once every 2.7 years. via Blue Moons Explained (Infographic) | Space.com.