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Index - Sky: Sky Views


From Calendar Year 2011

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Winter Hexagon Over Stagecoach Colorado
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A Green Flash from the Sun
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Sunrise, Moonrise
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Sunset, Moonset
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A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm
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Quadrantids over Qumis
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A Total Eclipse at the End of the World
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Night and Day above Almost Planet Sounio
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Peekskill Fireball Video: Johnstown
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Moon and Venus over Switzerland
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Iridescent Clouds from the Top of the World Highway
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Mammatus Clouds Over Olympic Valley
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Milky Way Over Switzerland
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Red Snow Moon over Edmonton
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Discovery in Twilight
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Spacecrafts Streak Over Colorado
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Mercury and Jupiter at Sunset
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Parthenon Moon
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Boston Moonrise
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Time Lapse Auroras Over Norway
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The Milky Way Over Tenerife
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Otherworldly Planet Rise
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Centaurus Radio Jets Rising
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The View from Everest
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Rio Morning Moonset
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Celestial Trails over Greece
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Dawn of the Planets
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Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes
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Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands
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A Starry Night of Iceland
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Planets, Endeavour at Dawn
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Three Arches Above Utah
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Messier Marathon
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The Mileage of Light
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Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning
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Earth Rotating Under Very Large Telescopes
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Dawn's Grande Finale
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Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats
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Eclipse over the Acropolis
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Moon and Venus at Dawn
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A Triangular Shadow of a Large Volcano
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A Total Lunar Eclipse Over Tajikistan
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Starry Night over Dubai
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Lewin's Challenge: 360 Degree Star Trails
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Noctilucent Clouds Over Edmonton
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Atlantis Farewell from Parkes
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Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns
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A Tale of Two Hemispheres
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A Summer Night's Dream
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The Summer Triangle Over Catalonia
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The Snows of Paranal
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Castle and Meteor by Moonlight
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Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas
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A Sun Pillar Over Ontario
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Aurora Over Greenland
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A Pileus Iridescent Cloud Over Ethiopia
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Roll Cloud Over Wisconsin
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September's Harvest Moon
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Mangaia's Milky Way
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A Strange Sunrise Over Argentina
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MAGIC Star Trails
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Draconid Meteors Over Spain
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Jumping Sundogs Over Thunderclouds
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Sunspot Castle
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Waterfall, Moonbow, and Aurora from Iceland
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Leonid Fireball over Tenerife
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The View from Chajnantor
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A Glimpse of CLIMSO
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Shuttle Plume Shadow Points to the Moon
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Young Moon Meets Evening Star
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As Above, So Below
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A Memorable Aurora Over Norway
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Eclipsed Moon in the Morning
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A Lunar Eclipse Over an Indian Peace Pagoda
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Red Moon Rising
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A Geminid Meteor Over Iran
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Through a Sun Tunnel
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Eclipsed Moon in the Morning
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Comet Lovejoy over Paranal
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Conjunction at Sunset
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Comet Lovejoy and the ISS
 


Previous Years

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Cassini To Venus
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Vega
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Watch the Sky Rotate
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Discovery Spring
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Ring of Fire Revisited
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Moonrise Over Seattle
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Aurora Oklahoma
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Anvil Cloud Over Sicily
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A Green Flash from the Sun
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La Silla's Starry Night
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A Strange Streak Imaged in Australia
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Southern Cross in Mauna Loa Skies
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Big Dipper Castle
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Solar System Rising Over Fire Island
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Stars, Galaxies, and Comet Tempel 1
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When the Moon Was Young
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Venus Returns to the Evening Sky
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Moonrise, Cape Sounion, Greece
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A Panorama from Mauna Kea
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Dueling Auroras
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A Quadruple Sky Over Great Salt Lake
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Star Trails Above Mauna Kea
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A Roll Cloud Over Missouri
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The Belt of Venus over the Valley of the Moon
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Magellanic Morning
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Gemini South Star Trails
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The Big Dipper
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The Magnificent Tail of Comet McNaught
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The Milky Way Over Paranal
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Movie: A Green Flash Over Italy
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Three Galaxies and a Comet
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Circum-axial Leaf Trails
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Zooming in to the Pelican Nebula
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Manhattanhenge: A New York Sunset
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Raining Perseids
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Mysterious Streaks Over Turkey
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Kalamalka Lake Eclipse
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South Pole Lunar Eclipse
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Zodiacal Light and the False Dawn
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Saguaro Moon
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Dawn Launch Mosaic
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Aurora, Stars, Meteor, Lake, Alaska
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Aurora in the Distance
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An Iridescent Cloud Over Colorado
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Shelf Cloud Over Saskatchewan
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Winter Night at Pic du Midi
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Mercury on the Horizon
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Venus and Jupiter in Morning Skies
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ISS: Sunlight to Shadow
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Mauna Kea Shadow Play
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Sunset: Planet Earth
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Running Messier's Marathon
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Chasing the ISS
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Pyramid Ice Crystal Halos Over Finland
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A Dark Sky Over Death Valley
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Moon Games
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A Flock of Stars
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Bright Bolide
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From Moonrise to Sunset
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A Halo Around the Moon
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Lick Observatory Moonrise
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Unusual Light Pillars Over Latvia
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A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay
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Auroral Corona Over Norway
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Zodiacal Light Vs. Milky Way
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The Big Picture
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A Spring Sky Over Hirsau Abbey
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Pyrenees Paraselene
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The Milky Road
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Seaside Moon Mirage
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Planets, Great Wall, and Solar Eclipse
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A Triple Sunrise Over Gdansk Bay
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A Dark Sky Over Sequoia National Park
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Discovery's Rainbow
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Summer Night in Astronomy Town
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Zodiacal Light Over Laguna Verde
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Meteor between the Clouds
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Himalayan Skyscape
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Aurora Shimmer, Meteor Flash
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Atlantis to Orbit
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A Sun Halo Over Cambodia
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Illuminated Cloud Trails Above Greece
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Equinox Plus 1
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Discovery's Cloud
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Discovery's Dawn
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Iguacu Starry Night
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Atlantis over Rhodes
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Regulus and the Red Planet
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Star Trails and Tajinastes
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The Starry Night of Alamut
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Ecliptic New Zealand
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Eclipse on the Beach
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Four Planet Sunset
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Perseid Storm
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Northern Lights over Prelude Lake
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Opposite the Sun
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Venus Just After Sunset
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Star Trails and the Captain's Ghost
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Frosted Leaf Orion
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Sunset at the Spiral Jetty
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Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow
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Contemplating the Sky
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Geminids over Kitt Peak
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Star Trails in the North
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Sideways Orion Over Snowy Ireland
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Analemma 2010


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