Menopausal Mother Nature

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SDO spies its 1st lunar transit of 2021

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been observing continuously the sun since its launch in 2010. From its vantage point above Earth, it sees the moon pass in front of the sun 2 to 5 times a year.

View from space: An outburst from Popocatépetl

Popocatépetl volcano near Mexico City has been erupting since January 2005. On January 6, Mexico’s National Center for Prevention of Disasters, which continuously monitors the volcano, warned people not to approach due to an outburst that caused falling ash and rock fragments.

Your photos of Venus, as it descends into the dawn

Have you seen bright Venus recently, in the east before dawn? It’s getting very near the sunrise glare. As January progresses, watch for Venus to sink deeper and deeper into the morning twilight. Your photos, as we say farewell to Venus, here.

Personal solstices

Photos from EarthSky community members around the world, showing what the December solstice – bringing winter to half of Earth, and summer to the other half – means to them. Thanks to all of you for sharing these evocative images with us!