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The Orion You Can Almost See

Do you recognize this constellation?

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

What's happening above that volcano?

1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography contributed an important tool for astronomers.

A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected

If you saw a total solar eclipse, would you do a double-take?

Birds During a Total Solar Eclipse

What do birds do during a total solar eclipse?

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet Wirtanen Passes by the Earth

Today Comet Wirtanen passes by the Earth. The kilometer-sized dirty snowball orbits the Sun every 5.4 years, ranging as far out as Jupiter and as close in as the Earth.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Gibbous Moon beyond Swedish Mountain

This is a gibbous Moon. More Earthlings are familiar with a full moon, when the entire face of Luna is lit by the Sun, and a crescent moon, when only a sliver of the Moon's face is lit.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Creature Aurora Over Norway

It was Halloween and the sky looked like a creature.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 1499: The California Nebula

There's even a California in space. Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States.

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