Seeing Red: Spectacular Views of this Morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse

by David Dickinson April 15, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Did the Moon appear a little on crimson side to you last night? It’s not your imagination, but it was a fine textbook example of a total lunar eclipse. This was the first total lunar eclipse visible from the Earth since […]

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Comet ISON Photo Contest Winners Rock the House!

by Bob King April 14, 2014

Comet ISON’s gone but positively not forgotten. The National Science Foundation today shared the results of their Comet ISON Photography Contest. You’ll recognize many of the names because so many of their photos have graced stories written for Universe Today.  Remove this ad

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Stunning Aurora at Mount Kirkjufell in Iceland

by Nancy Atkinson April 4, 2014

Wow! Mount Kirkjufell is a well-known and often-photographed landmark, and there are many who say it is the most beautiful mountain in Iceland. Photographer Nanut Bovorn captured Kirkjufell in all its glory on April 2, 2014, surrounded by starry skies and an incredible aurora. Simply stunning. Below is another image taken the same night which […]

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Astrophotos: Here’s What a Super-thin Crescent Moon Looks Like

by Nancy Atkinson April 1, 2014

Last night, you could have sung that old astronomical favorite, “By the light of the slivery Moon.” Yep, it was a teeny, tiny sliver of a crescent Moon, with just under 2% of the lunar surface illuminated. In fact, depending on where you live, the sliver could have been even tinier. Giuseppe Petricca from Sulmona, […]

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Eye-Popping Aurora in Alaska

by Nancy Atkinson April 1, 2014

For the past several years, astrophotographer John Chumack has lead a tour to Alaska on how to photograph the northern lights and the night sky, and this year was a great success. “We experienced perfect weather this year: 10 clear nights in a row, with an aurora display every night,” John said via email. Last […]

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