Saturday picture show

Today feels like a day for cleaning out some of my bookmarked Astronomy Picture of the Day shots. Be sure to click the images to biggify them, because the full versions are gorgeous. (Note that when you land on the APOD page, you can click that image to really biggify it.)

norway aurora

Aurora Over Norway, by Ole Christian Salomonsen. “The photographer caught three satellite streaks, one airplane streak, and a friend trying to capture the same sight.”


Tyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky, by Danilo Pivato. Forty-three different exposures, from sunrise to sunset, marking the path of the sun on winter solstice. The view is looking from Santa Severa toward Fiumicino, Italy. It looks so warm…

Swiss moon

This one, however, does not. David Kaplan took Moon and Venus Over Switzerland from a mountain slope above the village of Trübbach. I love the blanket of clouds/fog covering the valley floor, having seen this so many times back in Oregon. But I’ve only seen that cloud layer lit from above, never from below.

Give yourself a visual treat and check out the full versions.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to Saturday picture show

  1. JJ says:

    WOW. Great photos for my desktop.

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