During this morning’s eclipse, I captured this image of the Moon a few minutes after it entered totality; the copper color is due to the refraction of sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere. UPDATE: See below if the main image does not show up in your browser. Advertisements
From NASA/JPL: NASA released a new photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of a fresh impact crater on Mars. By examining before and after photos, scientists have figured out that the impact must have occurred between July 2010 and May 2012. The photo itself was taken in November 2013, but was just released to… Read More Mars Orbiter Images New Impact Crater on Mars
From NASA/JPL: The Curiosity rover took a photo of the Earth and Moon as seen from Mars. The photo was taken about an hour and a half after sunset on Mars–Earth as an “Evening Star.”
Orion is prominent in the winter sky. Here is a “deep sky time lapse” journey to the Great Orion Nebula–a fuzzy spot below Orion’s belt that you can see in binoculars, maybe even in the city.
From io9: The Cassini spacecraft took a high-resolution picture of Saturn back in July that shows a back-lit Saturn eclipsing the sun, making many of its own moons as well as other planets (including Earth!) visible. The post details all the different objects you can see in the image.
A quick video of the moon and Venus that I took on Tuesday night (October 8): They’re really much prettier when you see them with your own eyes. 😉