One of the Expedition 39 crew members aboard the International Space Station on March 29 used a 35mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph this pre-winter storm located just off the coast of southwestern Australia. The orbital outpost was located to the southwest of this weather system over the southeastern Indian Ocean near 45.6 degrees south latitude and 108.9 degrees west longitude. The panoramic view is towards the northeast, just before sunset local time (note the terminator approaching from the upper right). The storm is sweeping an early-season cold front in extreme southwestern Australia.
ESO: This new image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a cloud of hydrogen called Gum 41. In the middle of this little-known nebula, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow with a characteristic red hue.