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The Perseids and the Plough

Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able to watch this year's Perseid meteor shower.

IC 1795: The Fishhead Nebula

To some, this nebula looks like the head of a fish.

The North America Nebula in Infrared

The North America Nebula can do what most North Americans cannot -- form stars.

The Veins of Heaven

Transfusing sunlight through a still dark sky!

Cygnus Skyscape

This beautiful skyscape is painted across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Eagle Aurora over Norway

What's that in the sky? An aurora.

Birds During a Total Solar Eclipse

What do birds do during a total solar eclipse?

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.

La Silla Eclipse Sequence

The road to the high mountaintop La Silla Observatory in the Chilean Atacama Desert also led to totality in the path of July 2nd's total solar 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.

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