Tag Archive: astronomy

Destin of SmarterEveryDay totally geeked out during the recent solar eclipse.


BBC television explores a baffling find from an ancient wreck, the Antikythera Mechanism.

Juno also got some amazing footage of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

NASA’s Juno reached perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter’s center) on July 10 at 6:55 p.m. PDT.


Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/217407298″>SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/harun”>Harun Mehmedinovic</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Circle of fire with star trails by photographer Steve Bradburn.

Pic of the Day – 6/16/17

Jupiter moon Europa, photographed by NASA and JPL’s Galileo Project.

The Milky Way from the Sahara desert by photographer Justin Hartney.

Five Weirdest Moons

The 5 weirdest moons in 5 minutes! These are hands-down the five weirdest, most oddball, mysterious moons in our solar system.

Pic of the Day – 5/4/17

Moon and Saturn occultation captured by Colin Legg Photography on 5-14-2014.

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