Susan Glover

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Spring Meteor Shower and 6 More Sky Events in May

Starstruck<p>Shooting stars and alien eclipses are among the best sky shows coming up this month.<p>Dazzling shooting stars kick off a month of great sky-watching opportunities, as the moon points the way toward some of the brightest worlds in our solar system. Backyard telescope users will also get a …

Astronomy

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

10 Best Nights to See Planets, Summer 2017 Edition

Stargazing is better if you know where to look.<p>As the weather gets warmer and we start spending more time outside, stargazers and planet watchers are …

Astronomy

How to See These Unusually Intense Auroras Before They're Gone

Earth is barreling through a pulse of charged particles from the sun, which means the celestial light show should be at its best this week.<p>A rip in the sun’s atmosphere sent out a strong gust of solar wind over the weekend that has now slammed into Earth. As our planet plows through this cosmic …

Northern Lights

See Mercury At Dusk, New Comet Lovejoy At Dawn

Mercury requests the company of your gaze now through the beginning of April, when it shines near Mars low in the west after sunset. Created with …

Why seeing the Northern Lights was the most disappointing travel experience of my life

“They’re here!” called one of our group, as everyone scrambled to put on snow boots, four extra layers and grab cameras that weighed the same as a …

19 stunning night skies that will inspire you to look up

MY KNOWLEDGE of astronomy is very limited, but I don’t need to know the names and locations of galaxies, planets, and star clusters to enjoy the …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Tasman Glacier Under the Milky Way

Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to …

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

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Hubble Space Telescope

Sounding Rocket Launches to Study Auroras

A NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket soars skyward into an aurora over Alaska following a 5:14 a.m. EST, Feb. 22, 2017 launch from the Poker Flat …

2017 February 18 - Penumbral Eclipse Rising

<b>Penumbral Eclipse Rising</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bill Jelen<p><b>Explanation:</b> As seen from Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida, planet Earth, the Moon rose at …

How to see the lunar eclipse, New Year Comet and snow moon tonight

If you love looking up at the night sky, then this week you're in for a celestial treat.<p>Tonight stargazers will be able to see not one, but three spectacular astronomical events.<p>Firstly, a lunar eclipse will take place on the same day as February's snow moon. Then the New Year comet will whoosh …

Five phenomenal night skies visible in Britain

From the fabled northern lights to the meteor shower that inspired one of John Denver’s most famous songs, stunning celestial wonders can be seen beyond the UK’s street lights<p>We forget how beautiful the night sky can be. Across too much of the country, it is outshone by street lights, traffic, …

Why the rare 'blood aurora' inspires awe – and foreboding

Fortitude Series 2 opened with a sinister and spectacular ‘blood aurora’. So what is it, and why has it long been considered a bad omen?<p>The red glow in the sky grew and lengthened, the lower edge twisting into a bright band against the darkness. Slowly the colours rippled and broke and reappeared …

Astronomy

Lunar Eclipse and 10 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in February

This month, you can also see the sun become a ring of fire and a comet brush near Venus.<p>Sky-watchers can expect a jam-packed cosmic lineup set to grace February skies. From eclipses of the sun and moon to meteors and planets galore, there are definitely plenty of reasons to look up at the night sky …

2017 January 29 - Red Aurora Over Australia

<b>Red Aurora Over Australia</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why would the sky glow red? Aurora. A solar storm in …

Wow! Polar stratospheric clouds

Photos from the EarthSky community of brightly-colored ice clouds in Earth’s stratosphere. They began showing up at high latitudes late last week and …

Astronomy

Vera Rubin obituary

Astronomer who found evidence of the existence of dark matter and became an inspiration for women in science<p>Vera Rubin once tweeted: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. My science teacher once told me I wasn’t good enough for science and look at me now.” In the 1970s and early …

Dark Matter