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.)
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…
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.