Rising in the dark hours before dawn, wandering Venus now shines as the brilliant morning star. Its close conjunction with the Moon on August 13 was appreciated around planet Earth. But skygazers in eastern Asia were also treated to a lunar occultation, the waning crescent Moon passing directly in front of the bright planet in still dark skies. This composite image constructed from frames made at 10 minute intervals follows the celestial performance (vimeo video) from above the city lights…

Moon Meets Morning Star Image Credit & Copyright: Kwon, O Chul (TWAN) Explanation: Rising in the dark hours before dawn, wandering Venus now.

Beauty of the Night Sky:

Surreal Pictures Of The Sky At Night

Beautiful skyscape over the Amazonas in Chile.

On the Road to Carina Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) Explanation: This rugged road through the dark Atacama Desert seems to lead skyward toward the bright stars and glowing nebulae of the southern Milky Way.

Astronomers report that the magnetic field of the Milky Way's bubble-like hubs springs from a region of star formation at the center of the galaxy, powered by the energy of 1 million exploding suns. FermiBubbles. A depiction of the vast "Fermi Bubbles

Astronomy: Galactic radiation records star creation

Fermi Bubbles: Discovered in 2010 by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the so-called radiation-emitting Fermi bubbles emanating from the center of the galaxy are each light years trillion miles) tall. Visible to gamma-ray telescopes,

Steak of light: Comet Lovejoy blazes a trail and manages to compete with a sky full of stars

Awesome in the Outback: Comet shimmers over Australian swamp as it blazes a trail through night sky

The Moon and the Evening Star One of the star tracker cameras onboard the Clementine orbiter captured the moon and Venus-NASA / Naval Research Laboratory / Bill Dunford

NASA / Naval Research Laboratory / Bill Dunford The Moon and the Evening Star One of the star tracker cameras onboard the Clementine orbiter captured the moon and Venus, which was so bright it somewhat overwhelmed the image sensor.

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