Friday, June 8, 2012

Astronomy photos on Instagram

Currently, there are around 8,000 photos on Instagram with the tag #astronomy. Using a simple widget, I've embedded the latest results here in my blog. The widget is called SnapWidget, and it's the best way to embed Instagram photos on Blogger (or other sites).

A lot of the photos are re-posts of professional photographs or NASA images, others are iPhone photos of the moon that look like a little white dot in the sky, but every now and then some pretty amazing original photos come through the feed!

I am not bothered by the iPhone photos of the moon as a little white dot because at least people are interested in the night sky enough to snap a photo or two. I think it's a good sign that people are still interested in what's going on up there. 

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