Stop. Breathe. Bask in the blissful relaxation of sunset in Queen Valley. Feel better? Good.
Oh, wow. Because the tiny sliver of Pluto at sunset wasn’t enough, now we get the full view of what the New Horizons spacecraft saw just moments after its closest approach. And it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Tale of Tales, who most recently released the excellent Sunset—but who were also behind games like The Path and The Endless Forest—have decided to stop making and releasing commercial (in the most literal sense, as in available for sale) video games, announcing the news with an honest and confronting blog post that…
This is either a shot of six people marveling at yesterday's spring equinox sunset on an unseasonably warm-ish (42 degrees) evening in Anchorage, Alaska ... or lost album art for an LP of AM radio jams, circa 1973.
Between ice crystals, raindrop lenses, and a setting sun, the physics is just packed into this photograph from an airplane window somewhere over the arctic.
The International Space Station goes through a full day in 92 minutes, each with its own sunrise and sunset. The Earth's atmosphere acts as a prism, bending rays of sunlight to paint the station in a quick succession of rich colours. Astronaut Butch Wilmore photographed how the light changes on a solar array.
While it looks like an unearthly landscape from a distant exoplanet, this is our own Earth as seen from the International Space Station. Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev captured this delicate moment of diffuse light and rich shadows of clouds at sunset.
The contrasting colors of dusking day combine with optics to great effect in Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a captivating series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright.
A setting sun looks a little different 90 degrees south of the equator – and it's one of the last the South Pole will see for the next six months.
Incidentally, the result is way cooler than anything you could shoot on your own: a gorgeous San Francisco sunset, as seen through the eyes of a thieving sea-bird. The view's a little askew, but it's beautiful, nonetheless. You'll want to watch this one in full screen, 1080p, for the full effect.
The sunset pictured here may look strange to you and me, but on Mars it's a rather common sight. A bluish hue radiates outward from the setting Sun, fading gradually before taking on a pinkish tinge.
We've never seen it happen, but a collision with two black holes would be one of the most dramatic events in the entire universe, releasing so much energy that we could detect it clear across the cosmos.