Images April 11, 2018



Mini library for children


The Juno spacecraft captured this color-enhanced image on April 1, 2018, during its 12th close flyby of Jupiter. When its cameras took this shot, the spacecraft was about 7,659 miles (12,326 km) from the tops of the clouds over the planet’s northern latitude.
Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager. JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products here.


Photography of the Eternal Nomad posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook on April 9, 2018. It’s from late March, when he was just returning from remote Livengood, Alaska – population was 13 at the 2010 census – where, he said, he caught some magnificent auroral displays. He wrote:
As far as send offs go, I don’t think it could have been much better. Fell asleep to nothing special but when I woke up to pack my gear, it was really starting to flare. Had to hurry to swap batteries and memory cards but was able to catch this …