In the early hours of October 8, the lunar disc slipped through the Earth’s shadow for the second time this year.
Jupiter, Venus and an Earthlit Moon gathered in the dawn sky.
The two brightest planets paired up in the morning twilight.
The March 18 conjunction of the Moon, Mars and Spica was captured by Ontario astrophotographer Brian McGaffney.
Saturn is one of the showpieces of the night sky. As anyone who has viewed the ringed planet through a telescope can attest, its beauty is almost hypnotizing.
The solar system’s seventh planet is ideally placed for viewing right now.
The September 19 full Moon rose red and impressed casual skygazers everywhere.
On Sunday evening, September 8th, the crescent Moon and Venus made for an eye-catching pair.