SpaceX has been in the news for their failed Starship rocket launch on April 20, but a few days earlier, they were in the news for something much different. While astrophotographers have been getting images of SpaceX launches for years, photographer Todd Salat captured something really special over the Donnelly Dome in Alaska. Also known as the Aurora Hunter, Salat was out taking photos of the aurora on April 15 when a mysterious spiral appeared.
Two astrophotographers teamed up to produce an incredible 140-megapixel image of the Sun.
Photographer Nina Wolfe grew up in a home that had a view of the New York City skyline, and from...
Photographer Göran Strand was on his way to the office in mid-December when, out in the horizon, he spotted a sun halo. “I didn't plan this photo,” he tells My Modern Met. “I picked up my camera and my drone and drove to a spot where I knew I would get the city and the halo together.
Sometimes, the planets align—and that’s not just a saying.
The night sky is an endless wonder and has long inspired photographers to capture its swirling beauty.
When photographer Josh Defibaugh climbed to the top of Vermont's Mount Mansfield, he was hoping for a successful night of photography. But he never could have imagined the incredible image he was about to take. Defibaugh was looking to capture the Milky Way, but his plans were upended by the presence of a SpaceX rocket. At the time, Defibaugh was unaware that a rocket by the Elon Musk-run company had recently been launched.
Winter is here and that means it's time to discover the best Northern Lights photos of 2022.
With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), 2022 was a spectacular year for astronomy and astrophotography.
In his 10 years helping travelers discover the Northern Lights, guide Markus Varik had never seen anything quite like it. In early November, the sky in Tromsø, Norway, was illuminated with vibrant pink streaks. While Varik had seen pink auroras previously, they'd never been this strong. And Varik certainly knows his auroras, as he works as an aurora guide for Greenlander, a company in Tromsø that helps visitors experience the Northern lights.
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has us falling in love with our galaxy once again thanks to his incredible composite photo of...
Growing up in southwest Florida, Nicholas D'Alessandro was always aware of the Space Program.