Night Sky Pictures: Stargazer Photos of Stars and Planets
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.
One of the most beautiful things to see during a total solar eclipse, when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright disk, is the light from the sun's corona — a wispy outer atmosphere with fine structures and lines shaped by magnetic fields.
When the moon appears 50 percent illuminated by sunlight — a phase known as the first-quarter moon — the interplay of light and shadows provides a remarkable view of lunar craters large and small, which are easily visible in binoculars or small telescopes