Posts Tagged ‘Light’

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 The Best Shots of Biggest Full Moon in 2013

Golden Moon Photograph by Scott Tully, National Geographic Your Shot The supermoon shines with a golden hue on June 23 in this image from Connecticut-based photographer Scott Tully. In general, the most picturesque moments occur in the minutes after local sunset, when the moon rises above the horizon, and then again before sunrise, as the […]

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 […]