Category Archives: Astronomy

Moon and Planets Alignment

An uncommon view of the ecliptic: Moon, Venus, and Jupiter, in a gorgeous alignment just before sunrise on the very last day of 2018. Mercury was there also, but did not get captured by my Iphone camera against the light of dawn peeking above the slope of the Mona Kea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Photo credit: Thierry Copie

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Venus Rising at Sunset

Taken from the summit of Mount Monadnock, in Dublin, New Hampshire on November 9, 2018. Elevation: 3,166 feet. Exposure is during nautical twilight; Venus is brilliantly rising

Photo Credit: Burton Johnson

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Space Weather over Tasmania

Space Weather:

A very rare “Proton Arc” and “tiger Stripes” over Ross, Tasmania, Australia.

“STEVE” lights up Scorpios beneath the galactic centre. The middle of the frame is due west!

Shot on historic Roseneath, between 10:30 and 12:30pm on 15th – 16/08/2015.

Photo Credit: Scott Bennett

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Gorgeous Time Exposure

This is a striking time exposure shot that includes the Milky Way and a Lightning Storm.  From the photographer: “Here it is! Friday nights lightning storm over Batchawana Bay. I’ve been wanting to shoot an image like this for a really long time. So happy everything came together for this”!

Photo Credit: Jeff Dixon

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