Rises

 

Orion Rising over Brazil

The next few months will be the best for seeing this familiar constellation as it rises continually earlier in the night.

The Eagle Rises

Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this stereo view from lunar orbit.

Noctilucent Clouds, Reflections, and Silhouettes

Sometimes it's night on the ground but day in the air. As the Earth rotates to eclipse the Sun, sunset rises up from the ground.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Red Planet, Red Moon, and Mars

Mars is also known as The Red Planet, often seen with a reddish tinge in dark night skies.

Deep in Milky way


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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage

At sunset look east not west. As Earth's dark shadow rises from the eastern horizon, faint and subtle colors will appear opposite the setting Sun.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: An Active Prominence on the Sun

Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Countryside Mars and Milky Way

Mars shines brightly now in planet Earth's sky.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano

These people are not in danger. What is coming down from the left is just the Moon, far in the distance.

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