Earthshine

A Farewell to Plutoshine

Sometimes, its not the eye candy aspect of the image, but what it represents. A recent image of Pluto's large…

5 years ago

Can Lunar Earthshine Reveal Ashen Light on Venus?

A recent celestial event provided a fascinating look at a long-standing astronomical mystery. Is the ‘ashen light of Venus’ a…

7 years ago

Lunar ‘Fountain of Youth’ Challenge / Mercury Returns with Gusto

16th century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León looked and looked but never did find the Fountain of Youth, a…

7 years ago

A Triple Occultation Bonanza: A Challenging Series of Occultations This Weekend and More

Got clear skies? This week’s equinox means the return of astronomical Fall for northern hemisphere observers and a slow but…

8 years ago

Observing Alert: Watch the Moon Cross the Hyades This Week

A photogenic grouping greets evening sky watchers this week providing a fine teaser leading up to a spectacular eclipse. On…

8 years ago

Astrophotos: Sun Halo, Crescent Moon and Earthshine

Here's a few great astrophotos for today! Astrophotographer César Cantú from the Chilidog Observatory in Monterrey, Mexico captured this stunning…

8 years ago

Now is a Great Time to Try Seeing Venus in the Daytime Sky

Here’s a feat of visual athletics to amaze your friends with this week. During your daily routine, you may have…

8 years ago

Astrophoto: The Macro Moon

This very creative self-portrait by astrophotographer Miguel Claro shows what appears to be the photographer taking a 'macro' closeup of…

9 years ago

Is There Life on Earth?

[/caption] It may seem like a silly question -- of course there's life on Earth -- but what if we…

10 years ago

Life in the Universe, Reflected by the Moon

[/caption] Earthshine – a poetic, fanciful word for the soft, faint glow on the Moon when the light from the…

10 years ago