Star trails circle over Ramon Crater in this long-exposure photo of the night sky over Israel's Negev Desert.
The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies. See amazing pictures of the night sky as seen by veteran observers and amateur astronomers here.
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Jupiter is putting on such a good sky show right now that it stands out above the glittering lights of New York City.
When observed from the darkest of skies, the Milky Way galaxy can glitter and gleam with all the colors of the rainbow.
Our eyes are not so good at distinguishing colors in darkness, but a simple DSLR camera can show us that the universe is anything but black.
During the last days of May and the first of June, navigating a cluster of carnivorous constellations can help you identify star patterns, including the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and the Lion (Leo).
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What's in a name? Well, for the amateur astronomers and scientists fixated on Jupiter, there's been a recent need to describe its iconic storm as more than just a great red spot.
Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.
In this dreamy moonlit scene, the Super Snow Moon rises over the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), a 19th-century, Romanticist hilltop castle overlooking the town of Sintra, Portugal.
In this panoramic view of Niagara Falls, a golden moon rises against the pink band of the anti-twilight arch, an atmospheric phenomenon also known as the "Belt of Venus."
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.
On Thursday (April 25) the moon will make a close approach to Saturn in the predawn sky. For lucky skywatchers in part of the globe, the moon will actually pass in front of the ringed planet.
The International Space Station stands out against the lunar backdrop in a series of stunning new photos from NASA.
Bright Earthshine illuminates the waning crescent moon as Saturn peeks over its upper limb in this night-sky photo taken shortly after the moon occulted the planet on Feb. 2.
Space fans will gather this weekend in Rockland, New York, to celebrate astronomy at the Northeast Astronomy Forum — and if you'll be attending, be sure to stop by Space.com.
The Milky Way stretches across the early-morning sky in these glistening views captured by astrophotographer Sérgio Conceição in Campinho, Portugal.
Venus, Jupiter and the full moon light up the morning sky in this panoramic photo captured during the final stage of the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse on Jan. 21, 2019.
In this deep-space photo, the bright-green Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner blazes across a sparkling star field, passing by the open star cluster M37 as it makes its way through the Auriga constellation.
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