Category: SKY

156 bolides were detected on a single (pointe…

156 bolides were detected on a single (pointed) photographic plate of
the all sky fish-eye photographic camera during the Leonid meteor shower
in 1998 at Modra observatory. The exposure time was 4 hours.

Juraj Tóth (source)

Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of th…

Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of the spectacular June 15 total lunar eclipse. Instead, storm clouds parted for 10 minutes during the total eclipse phase and lightning bolts contributed to the dramatic sky.

Credit: Chris Kotsiopoulos ➢ Instagram: astronomy.blog

Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars Credit: …

Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars

Credit: Mike Salway

Full moon over Athens, GreeceCredit: Anthony …

Full moon over Athens, Greece

Credit:

Anthony Ayiomamitis

Window to Saturn (illustration)Image credit:…

Window to Saturn (illustration)

Image credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

Earth as viewed from 10,000 miles. In 1969, …

Earth as viewed from 10,000 miles. In 1969, the Apollo 4 unmanned test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high speed entry required of a manned flight returning from the moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from “high apogee”. Coastal Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, West Africa, Antarctica, looking west. This photograph was made when the Apollo 4 spacecraft, still attached to the S-IVB (third) stage, was orbiting Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles. source

Comet Hale-Bopp and AuroraImage credit: David…

Comet Hale-Bopp and Aurora

Image credit:

David Cartier

Comet Hale Bopp & Herstmonceux Observato…

Comet Hale Bopp & Herstmonceux Observatory in Sussex by Peter Bassett FRAS. Image taken in 1997. image

Lunar Eclipse 2011 Image credit: Eddie Tri…

Lunar Eclipse 2011

Image credit:

Eddie Trimarchi

This image shows the recent observations of …

This image shows the recent observations of the planets Mars and Saturn made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The observations of both objects were made in June and July 2018 and show the planets close to their opposition.

Credit: NASA/ESA, Hubble