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NGC 247 and Friends

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:38

About 70,000 light-years across,


NGC 2023 in the Horsehead s Shadow

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 06:22

Carved by a bright


Blue Moon Tree

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:21

Does an alignment like this occur only once in a blue moon?


Mars Between Nebulas

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:16

What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas?


The Coma Cluster of Galaxies

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:26

Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy.


Announcing Nova Carinae 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 05:11

How bright will Nova Carinae 2018 become?


NGC 602 and Beyond

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 04:08

Near the outskirts of the


Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 04:06

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in


NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:04

NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe


Camera Orion

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:46

Do you recognize this constellation?


Chicagohenge: Equinox in an Aligned City

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:40

Sometimes, in a way, Chicago is like a modern


The Nebra Sky Disk

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 02:29

Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky.


Rotating Moon from LRO

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:28

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this.


The Crab from Space

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:27

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on


The Seagull and The Duck

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:37

Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are


Catalog Entry Number 1

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:37

Catalog Entry Number 1


Night Sky Highlights: March to May

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:05

Night Sky Highlights: March to May


The Complete Galactic Plane: Up and Down

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 23:21

Is it possible to capture the entire plane of our galaxy in a single image?


Flying over the Earth at Night II

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:34

What would it be like to orbit the Earth?


Dual Particle Beams in Herbig Haro 24

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:27

Dual Particle Beams in Herbig Haro 24


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