Posts Tagged ‘Aurora’

Comments Off on 6 Sky Events This Week : Taurids, Lagoon, and Neptune

(The moon and Venus help guide sky-watchers this week to the Lagoon nebula. Credit: N. A. Sharp, REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF).  Sky-watchers will see a sprinkling of shooting stars, bask under autumn’s brightest star pattern, and take a dip in a cosmic lagoon. Taurid meteors. Look toward the southeast sky on Monday, November 4, and into the […]

Comments Off on Best Space Photos of the Week

Blue Fire Image courtesy STEREO/ESA/NASA Resembling a fiery blue marble, the sun is captured in this dramatic extreme-ultraviolet-light image by NASA’s STEREO spacecraft on September 27. While the sun is at its maximum level of activity on its 11-year sunspot cycle, its surface the past month appears strangely quiet, with few solar storms and nearly no […]

Comments Off on Space Pictures This Week: Mercury’s Marks, Miracle Delta

1. Wind Shadow Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS/NASA Milky-colored ripples on the Atlantic Ocean trail behind the Canary Islands (map) off the west coast of Africa in this June 15 image snapped by NASA’s Terra satellite. Thanks to a vantage point 450 miles (725 kilometers) above the Earth, strange patterns caused by strong winds on […]