Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The blood moon eclipse returned for an encore early Wednesday morning. People in North America and Australia, and parts of South America and Asia, were treated to a total lunar eclipse. iReporter Paulo Solano combined three different exposures using HDR photography to create this beautiful image of the blood moon in Van Nuys, California. 
See more blood moon photos on CNN.com: http://cnn.it/1uBm83v

The blood moon eclipse returned for an encore early Wednesday morning. People in North America and Australia, and parts of South America and Asia, were treated to a total lunar eclipse. iReporter Paulo Solano combined three different exposures using HDR photography to create this beautiful image of the blood moon in Van Nuys, California. 

See more blood moon photos on CNN.com: http://cnn.it/1uBm83v

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"I was immersed in green. Everything was green. And the air — the air was crisp and clean and just seemed to have more oxygen in it," Jill Thorton said about Scotland after her trip there in June.

On September 18, Scotland could become independent from the United Kingdom.

See some of the breathtaking sites around the country on CNN.com: http://cnn.it/1meJSsA

Saturday, September 13, 2014
A solar flare created a rare opportunity to see the Northern Lights in places like Seattle, Chicago and New York Friday evening. 
Youvathana Sok was one of the lucky ones who had a chance to photograph the green and pink lights dazzling the night sky on September 12.  Sok escaped to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine so that he could get an unobstructed view of the aurora borealis.
See more photos here.

A solar flare created a rare opportunity to see the Northern Lights in places like Seattle, Chicago and New York Friday evening. 

Youvathana Sok was one of the lucky ones who had a chance to photograph the green and pink lights dazzling the night sky on September 12.  Sok escaped to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine so that he could get an unobstructed view of the aurora borealis.

See more photos here.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Did you know lighthouse keeping was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women?

Here are 9 more interesting facts about lighthouses in honor of National Lighthouse Day.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

LEDs burn out fast, but neon lives on forever. See why vintage is better.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We’re tipping our hat to the Last Billboard today. This crowdsourced project uses a 36 foot long rooftop billboard located on the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to display thought-provoking messages by different individuals. Every month someone is invited to use the billboard, crafting their own text to be displayed above the city street. 

See more unique messages from the Last Billboard on their tumblr.

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Lenka Clayton was invited to create this display, which was posted on June 22, 2014. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

There’s an athlete in everyone, and apparently a love of soccer in all of us too! 

Click through the photos to see 11 moments of joy in soccer games and practices around the world.

Monday, June 23, 2014
You don’t have to go to the ocean to find a mermaid. New York City unofficially kicked off summer with it’s annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island over the weekend.
See more real life mermaids on CNN iReport.

You don’t have to go to the ocean to find a mermaid. New York City unofficially kicked off summer with it’s annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island over the weekend.

See more real life mermaids on CNN iReport.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
It’s the first official day of summer! Around the world, summer celebrations are marked by exciting and unique traditions. In Norway, people celebrate the summer holiday Sankthansaften. One of their traditions is lighting a large bonfire, which Cecilie Froysa photographed on June 2012 in the coastal town of Alesund.
Explore other wonderfully strange summer traditions on CNN.com.

It’s the first official day of summer! Around the world, summer celebrations are marked by exciting and unique traditions. In Norway, people celebrate the summer holiday Sankthansaften. One of their traditions is lighting a large bonfire, which Cecilie Froysa photographed on June 2012 in the coastal town of Alesund.

Explore other wonderfully strange summer traditions on CNN.com.

Sunday, June 15, 2014
A popular way to see the stunning views of Central Turkey’s Goreme National Park and its unusual volcanic rock formations is by hot air balloon, Thai Dang said. She took this photo while visiting the Cappadocia region in March 2014, and says the rock pillars are known as “fairy chimneys.” 
See this and 29 other beautiful national parks from around the world. 

A popular way to see the stunning views of Central Turkey’s Goreme National Park and its unusual volcanic rock formations is by hot air balloon, Thai Dang said. She took this photo while visiting the Cappadocia region in March 2014, and says the rock pillars are known as “fairy chimneys.”

See this and 29 other beautiful national parks from around the world. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014
In honor of Flag Day, we’re featuring some of the most unique places people have spotted America’s stars and stripes, like this art installation of crushed cars by Razmik Nazaryan. He used 108 crushed cars from an auto recycling facility in Santa Paula, California, to recreate the large American flag display in July 2013. The structure was 75 feet long and 19 feet high. 
See this and other unexpected places to spot the American flag on our CNN.com story.

In honor of Flag Day, we’re featuring some of the most unique places people have spotted America’s stars and stripes, like this art installation of crushed cars by Razmik Nazaryan. He used 108 crushed cars from an auto recycling facility in Santa Paula, California, to recreate the large American flag display in July 2013. The structure was 75 feet long and 19 feet high. 

See this and other unexpected places to spot the American flag on our CNN.com story.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It’s the land of Pope John Paul II, Frederic Chopin and really good cheese.

To celebrate Poland’s 25 years of independence, which happened on June 4, 2014, we asked iReporters to share what they love most about the country. Above are a few examples of what Poland has to offer. 

Gems like unspoiled nature, hidden castles and colorful villages make Poland uniquely beautiful to its visitors and residents.

See the 25 things we love about Poland.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Geshan Weerasinghe was standing on East 42nd Street in Manhattan when he photographed Manhattanhenge on May 30. During Manhattanhenge, which happens twice a year, the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s cross-streets creating an illuminating effect throughout the borough. Weerasinghe says when the event happened, groups of strangers gathered around to photograph the sun peering down the street. “Everybody was so excited to see this rare moment. 42nd Street traffic didn’t move for a few minutes to allow pedestrians to see it,” he said.

Lions, tigers and bears! From camping in the freezing snow to tracking animals through the depths of a jungle, wildlife photographers put themselves through a lot in order to get the perfect shot. Learn just what it takes to photograph these critters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said. 

Trisha Srivastava was in downtown Jersey City on May 23, when it started raining heavily. From across the river, she saw a series of lightning strikes hit the One World Trade Center in New York City and just had to take a picture. “I have seen the tower struck before, but never with this frequency and intensity,” she said.