Jupiter Bids Farewell to Evening Sky After Sunday Moon Meetup By Joe Rao, Space.com Skywatching Columnist | June 28, 2014 Jupiter is now low in the western sky at sunset, and is lost behind the sun at the end of the month. Credit: Starry Night software
'Bid Farewell' to Winter Stars .. April 2015 .. | We usually think of the equinox on or around March 21 as the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. But where I live, in southern Canada, winter was still solidly in evidence on March 21 this year, and that's the case in most years. For northerners, the true last sign of winter and the beginning of spring is when we bid farewell to the stars of winter. This week, take a look at the western sky about two hours…
Speeding away from Pluto just seven hours after its July 14 closest approach, the New Horizons spacecraft looked back and captured this spectacular image of Pluto’s atmosphere, backlit by the sun. The image reveals layers of haze that are several times higher than scientists predicted. Capturing sunlight streaming through the atmosphere and revealing hazes as high as 80 miles above Pluto’s surface.
Standing on the crescent of the moon. I wanted to share this very unique picture that is rare to catch and just had to be at the right place at the right time to capture it. Smithsonian Magazine Announces 10th Annual Photo Contest Finalists