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Geminid Fireball. Jupiter is the bright “star” in the center, and you can also see the Pleiades star cluster near it with Orion on the left. Photo by: Patrick Cullis

Which of These Photos Will Win the RGO Astrophoto of the Year?

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On Dec. 25, 2012, the Moon passed in front of Jupiter — what astronomers call an occultation — as seen from Earth. Photo by Sebastián Guillermaz.

Which of These Photos Will Win the RGO Astrophoto of the Year?

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Noctilucent clouds hover behind the London Eye. Photo by Christoph Malin

Very Rare Clouds Appear Over London

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The Milky Way as seen from Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. Image Credit: Wally Pacholka

Missing Light Crisis: The Universe Seems a Little Too Dark

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The Sagittarius Spoon with dwarf planet Pluto (14.1 Mag) crossing the star fields of Sagittarius. The arrow points to the location of Pluto. Image taken from Dexter, Iowa on June 29, 2014 around 3:50 am local time. Credit and copyright: John Chumack.n

Astrophoto: Capturing Pluto with a Spoon

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The ISS right above Supertyphoon Neoguri. It is ENORMOUS. Watch out, Japan! Taken on 7 July 2014. Credit: ESA/NASA/Alexander Gerst

Noctilucent clouds over the city of Rosmalen, Holland, July 3, 2014. Taken with Canon 60D, 28 mm lens. Credit: Rob van Mackelenbergh

Rare and Beautiful Noctilucent Clouds Wow Over Holland – Gallery

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An Iridium Flare flashes over western Maine in this beautiful night sky image from June 2014. Credit and copyright: Mike Taylor/Taylor Photography.

Chicago: Lightnings for the Willis Tower, the Trump Tower and the John Hancock. Photo: Craig Shimala

Astrophoto: The crescent Moon and the Leaning Tower of Pisa together for a beautiful nighttime view. Credit and copyright: Giuseppe Petricca.

Camping Under the Milky Way: a 10 panel panorama of the Milkyway, as seen from the top of the Amphitheatre mountain range in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa. Credit and copyright: Tanja Sund.

Incredible View: Camping Under the Milky Way

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Ethereal and stunning sundog-like forms in the clouds called circumhorizontal arcs over Oxford, England on June 25, 2014. Credit and copyright: Nathanial Burton-Bradford.

What are Those Colorful, Crazy Clouds in the Sky??

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The smiling cut of an Ammophila arenaria

¡Qué simpática esta hierba! - Naukas

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Saturn’s northern storm marches through the planet’s atmosphere in the top right of this false-color mosaic from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The waning crescent Moon below Venus, rising in the east on June 24, 2014 as seen from home over the flat prairie horizon of southern Alberta, Canada. Credit and copyright: Alan Dyer.

Beautiful Astrophotos: Crescent Moon and Venus Rising

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The Milky Way from a plane. Photo by: Alessandro Merga

Bonito #alavionismo con Vía Láctea | Microsiervos (Fotografía)

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Rising Milky Way above Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on April 10, 2014. Credit and copyright: Justin Ng.

Jaw-Dropping Sunset Timelapse from Sweden

Jaw-Dropping Sunset Timelapse from Sweden

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Sunset-lit clouds swirl over Perth on May 31, 2014 (Reid Wiseman/NASA)

Stunning Snapshots from Space Courtesy of Reid Wiseman

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The Hubble Ulrta Deep Field seen in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

The New and Improved Hubble Ultra Deep Field

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The Whirlpool galaxy seen in both optical (red, green and blue) and X-ray (purple) light. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA/STScI