Timelapse: Indonesian Volcanoes at Day and Night by Thierry Legault

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Here’s a beautiful new timelapse from the extremely talented astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He recently traveled to Java Island in Indonesia to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and shot imagery and footage of two active volcanoes, both during the day and at night. […]

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Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11.9’ apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the view was M44, the Beehive Cluster. We start with this gorgeous shot from Queensland, […]

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Astrophotos: 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower

by Nancy Atkinson August 16, 2014

“The sum total of 2 1/2 hours worth of images – one meteor!” lamented photographer Roger Hutchinson (see his image below). A bright Moon is not conducive seeing and capturing meteors on camera, but some astrophotographers persevered and managed to get some photos of this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower. Enjoy the views from photographers who […]

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Perigee “Super” Moon Images from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 11, 2014

Wow! The astrophotographers out there are getting artsy! Take a look at some of the most artistic images of the full Moon we’ve seen yet. The August 10 full Moon was a so-called “super” Moon — and it was the “super-est” of a trio of full Moons being at perigee, or its closest approach to […]

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How Do You #SpotTheStation?

by Nancy Atkinson August 7, 2014

How would you like to have one of your astrophotos sent up to the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station? Since arriving on the ISS back in May, astronaut Reid Wiseman has been posting beautiful images on social media of the International Space Station passing overhead, taken by people from all around the […]

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