The moon, covered by a red hue. Hallgrímskirkja church is on the right.

Red Moon Over Reykjavík

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A meteor, seen in the sky above Iceland in 2017.

Sounded Like Hekla Erupting or Hoofbeat on Asphalt

5 Jul 2021 When they heard the rumble, some witnesses thought an earthquake was imminent or an explosion occurring.

‘Success! Eclipse!’

10 Jun 2021 A partial solar eclipse was visible in Iceland tomorrow morning.

The extent of the eclipse will be close to what you see in this photo.

Partial Solar Eclipse in Iceland Tomorrow

9 Jun 2021 A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Iceland tomorrow morning, Thursday.

The shooting star, surrounded by northern lights.

Stunning Shooting Star and Northern Lights

2 Mar 2020 “I’ve seen many shooting stars, but none like this one.”

Total eclipse of the moon tonight in Iceland

20 Jan 2019 The first and only total eclipse of the moon occurs in Iceland tonight and those who want to try to see it should try to wake up at 4:30 am (Monday morning). The next total eclipse of the moon takes place in 2022 in Iceland.  

The tiny village of Breiðdalsvík in the East Fjords. The lights were seen just above the rocks at the back of the photograph.

Mystery blue-green light shoots across Iceland skies

23 Nov 2017 Locals of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland wondered if the aliens were actually coming on Tuesday when they were surprised by strange lights shooting across the sky.

The Pearl in Reykjavik is a dome-shaped building on top of hot water tanks. The planetarium will rise adjacent to it.

A new planetarium for Reykjavik

13 Sep 2017 The City of Reykjavik have given permission for a building next to Perlan which will house a planetarium. The planetarium will form a part of the natural history exhibition which is now located within this iconic building.

The earth-grazing fireball was observed in numerous places around Iceland and was prominent on social media.

Fireball meteor shoots across Iceland's night sky

13 Sep 2017 A strange light was visible in Iceland last night and lots of people posted photos and videos of it online, some speculating on what it could be. Astronomy experts confirm that it was an earth-grazing meteor, known as a fireball.

An Iridium flare is seen here in the upper part of the photograph, to the left of the Northern Lights.

Bright Iridium flare visible in Reykjavik tomorrow night

28 Feb 2017 The current weather conditions - cold and clear- make the next couple of days perfect for gazing up at the sky. Tonight, watch out for a cosmic triangle of the moon, Mars and Venus, and tomorrow night you might see a bright Iridium flare.

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A glowing full moon over Reykjavik

11 Jan 2017 Anyone living or visiting Reykjavik may have noticed a bright full moon hovering over the city in this mornings tenebrous January sky.

The photograph was taken by Icelander Jónína Óskarsdóttir in Fáskrúðsfjörður.

A moon bow meets the Northern Lights in Iceland

20 Sep 2016 As reported on, a moonbow in Iceland among the Northern Lights was captured in a stunning photograph from Fáskrúðsfjörður in the East Fjords.

The crater Flateyri is on the south pole of Mars and is 9.5 kilometres wide and 1 km deep.

Mars crater named after remote town in Iceland

20 Sep 2016 The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Flateyri for a crater on Mars. Flateyri is a village in the West Fjords of Iceland.

The 22° halo is an optical phenomenon.

Halo over Þingvellir national park

22 Aug 2016 A halo appeared around the sun last week at Þingvellir national park in South Iceland and was captured on camera by doctor Sigurður E.Þorvaldsson who has a summer residency there.


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