A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon” in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year
A faint Aurora can be seen over Bamburgh lighthouse in Northumberland the early hours of this morning
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Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince
The sun rises over Whitley Bay with the top of St Mary’s lighthouse visible, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into northern Europe this weekend, including Britain, creating a “Spanish Plume”
A meteor streaks across the sky over Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower near Grossmugl early on Thursday. The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday and Thursday in Europe, according to NASA.
Hot air balloons rise into the morning sky from the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta main arena at the Ashton Court estate onFriday in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of over 100 balloons was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started on Thursday. Now in its 37th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning.
A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia
A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary
Zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) as seen from Salgótarján, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary. The cone-shaped light is caused by sunshine reflected from dust particles of the zodiacal cloud. The phenomenon can be observed the best in February and March
Full moon sets behind the parish church of Schoenach near Regensburg, southern Germany, on Wednesday
A volcanic eruption illuminates the clouds around the Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily island, southern Italy, early on Monday
A photo released by the European Southern Observatory shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminating the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, in Chile, home to ESOs Very Large Telescope.
The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday
Hot air balloons fly over Igualada, Spain, during an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival. The morning flight of more than 30 balloons was shorter than expected due to strong wind.
Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground
Diners have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”
The Shard building is photographed in London on Thursday.
A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia
A starry night sky on the Isle of Man, one of the best places in the British Isles to stargaze. The island has 26 designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Light pollution means that most Britons have never seen a truly dark sky, but its low population density and small number of built-up areas, makes the island an ideal location.