Perseid Fireballs

By: Susie77, 10:37 PM GMT on July 27, 2014

Earth is entering a broad stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle,
source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the peak of the
shower is not expected until August, meteors are already flitting
acrosss the night sky. On July 27th, NASA cameras caught this Perseid
fireball flying over New Mexico:

Over the weekend, NASA
detected a total of...

45 Years Ago Today

By: Susie77, 4:28 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Best photos of Apollo 11 and first footsteps on moon

Today is the 45th anniversary
of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. “One small step for [a]
man, one giant leap for mankind.” The story in pictures.

July 20, 1969. On this date, Apollo 11 astronauts
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their moon module on a broad dark
lunar lava flow, called the Sea of Tranqu...


By: Susie77, 2:38 AM GMT on July 11, 2014

Three Supermoons in a Row

July 10, 2014:
In June of last year, a full Moon made headlines.  The news media
called it a "supermoon" because it was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than
other full Moons of 2013.   Around the world, people went outside to
marvel at its luminosity.

If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three….? The
full Moons of summer 2014—July 12th, Augu...

Noctilucent Clouds

By: Susie77, 2:52 PM GMT on July 04, 2014

Europe got a fabulous display of noctilucent clouds last night

Europe had a wonderful display
of noctilucent clouds on July 3-4, 2014. The photos here are mostly
from EarthSky friends on Facebook.

EarthSky Facebook
friend Hubert Drozdz caught the display of noctilucent clouds in
Poland. He said he saw them around 2 to 3 a.m. on July 4, 2014.
During the past two nights, skywatc...

Blessed Solstice!

By: Susie77, 12:12 PM GMT on June 21, 2014

May your Midsummer Night's Eve be most magical.

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