Clouds

 

Magellanic Galaxy NGC 55

Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The Ghost of Jupiter's Halo

Close-up images of NGC 3242 show the cast off shroud of a dying, sun-like star fancifully known as The Ghost of Jupiter nebula.

8 Minute and 30 Second Eclipse

The total phase of the July 2nd solar eclipse lasted about 4 minutes and 30 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse.

A Solstice Night in Paris

The night of June 21 was the shortest night for planet Earth's northern latitudes, so at latitude 48.9 degrees north, Paris was no exception.

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.

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun

Is there ever anything interesting to see in the direction opposite the Sun?

A View Toward M106

Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista.

Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

Did you see the full moon last night?

Jupiter Abyss

What's that black spot on Jupiter?

The Interstellar Clouds of Orion

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row.

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