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2016’s longest lunar month starts October 30

Lunar months vary in part because the moon’s orbit around Earth isn’t a perfect circle. Longest (and shortest) lunar months in 2016, here.<p>What is a …

Get ready for Mercury's rare transit of the sun on May 9

Look! Up in the sky! Mercury will transit the sun in an event that will be visible to most of the world, if you have the proper gear.<p>It's been nearly a decade since the closest planet to the sun sneaked between Earth and our blazing star. The European Space Agency says Mercury "boasts fascinating …

The 12 craziest Hubble pictures of all time

Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.<p>↑ The Hubble Space Telescope has continuously unleashed a stream of jaw-dropping intergalactic imagery since it launched on April 24, 1990. Not only do these images, which look more like paintings at first glance, allow researchers to study distant worlds, galaxies …

Cosmology

This Hubble Video Shoots You to the Center of the Galaxy

Bring a barf bag.<p><i>Extreme galactic closeup. Video.</i> <i>Hubble Space Telescope/YouTube</i><p>Ever had a case of galactic vertigo? Here's your chance, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. This new video was stitched together from Hubble wide field images, providing a sense of what it might feel like to make …

"I still can not believe that I had the opportunity to witness a view as heav...

"I still can not believe that I had the opportunity to witness a view as heavenly as this." Photo: Jeff Berkes

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

Tips for photographing star trails at night

Photography

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera.<p>The …

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

An Introduction to Lens Selection for 5 Common Photography Subjects

As you dive into the world of photography, it will not take you long to notice that there is a lens for almost everything. For a beginner, a dilemma …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

Photographing the Milky Way – A Detailed Guide

I have been shooting the night sky since my grandfather gave me my first 35mm SLR in junior high. Today’s digital SLRs allow us to shoot amazing …

Landscape Photography

Image Sharpening Trick for Photos with High ISO Noise

You’ve probably run into this issue at one point or another—how to sharpen an image with high ISO noise without worsening the noise artifacts. This …

Tutorials

How to Stack Photos for Epic Milky Way Landscapes

If you are willing to get up early or stay up super late, Milky Way season is back in North America! Above is a shot I made on February 14th, 2016, …

3tags.org

Using general relativity to magnify the cosmos

One of the most powerful known magnifying lenses isn’t found on Earth. The lens is built from stars, gas and dark matter and lies about 4 billion …

2016 April 23 - Milky Way in Moonlight

<b>Milky Way in Moonlight</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> A waning crescent moon, early morning twilight, and Al Hamra's city …

Grand Canyon

Attention amateur astronomers! If you’re in the mood for...

Attention amateur astronomers! If you’re in the mood for personally “catching” two bright planets, the lunar proximity method will be helpful …

Astronomy

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Night Sky, May 2018: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to …

Astronomy

How-To: Photograph The Moon

I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky, and apart from the Milky Way, one of my favorite celestial objects to photograph is The Moon. Our …

Star blows blue cosmic bubble in new Hubble photo shared to celebrate 26 years in space

NASA has shared this beautiful Hubble photograph of a star blowing a blue cosmic bubble.<p>The massive star, captured in amazing quality, is 7,100 light-years from Earth.<p>The star has the catchy name BD +60º2522 and is about "45 times more massive than our sun".<p>The Bubble Nebula is formed by gas …

Universe

NASA's Celebrating Earth Day With The Most Mind-Blowing Photos Of Our Planet

What a beautiful place.<p>Earth Day gives us a chance to reflect on the amazing planet we live on and how we can work together to preserve it. And there's no better way to see just how lucky we are than by getting a glimpse of Earth from space.<p>That's why NASA has compiled some of its favorite photos …

Space

The West Australian

Team disasterCanada devastated by hockey team tragedyCanada is in mourning after a semi-trailer T-boned a bus carrying a junior hockey team from the …

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

When the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere …

Northern Lights

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Beautiful Long Exposure Photos of the Milky Way

Night-time photography is turning out to be all the rage these days, and Dorset is proving particularly popular because of its intensely dark skies. …