Images June 26, 2018

All Photo’s courtesy of: Deborah Byrd Earth Sky News


Tommy Richardsen captured this gorgeous image in Nordreisa, Northern Norway, a few minutes before midnight on June 13.


The perfect swarm
Eileen Claffey calls this image The Perfect Swarm. She said it’s “… 44 stacked images of the mating cycle of fireflies. Humid, wet, and warm.”
Thanks, Eileen!


Here’s another one from Eileen Claffey, fireflies and startrails from June 17, 2018. Eileen commented that the field near her house hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides in the 15 years she’s lived there.
She said, “I feel like a kid when this swarm happens. I get giddy!”
Thank you,
Midnight sun


Eleanor Imster: New image of the Tarantula Nebula
Astronomers using the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile captured this very detailed new image of the Tarantula Nebula – aka 30 Doradus – one of the most famous sights of Earth’s southern skies.
The Tarantula Nebula – at the top of the image above – is about 160,000 light-years away. It spans more than 1,000 light-years. Astronomers know it as an energetic star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way.