A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
Alabaster-skinned people born on a sun-scorched group of islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast are venerated as “Children of the Moon”. Albinos make up between 5 and 10 percent of the roughly 80,000 indigenous Gunas who live on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and its islands. With their sensitive skin and eyes, young Guna albinos must be shuttled to and from school, avoiding the baking heat, while they watch their friends play in the streets. International Albinism Awareness Day was June 13th.
The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.
Nice long exposure image of the moon setting: