Greg Diesel Walck captured this image of the Moon and Venus from Currituck, North Carolina during the sunrise on Jan. 10, 2012. He used a Sony Alpha 65 camera with a 495mm zoom, ISO 1600, and shutter 1/8 second exposure to take the photo.
Scott Tully captured this sunrise shot of the crescent moon and Venus over rural Connecticut on Jan. 10, 2012.
Astrophotographer Scott Tully sends us a shot of a Quadrantid meteor taken over the northwest hills of Connecticut on January 3, 2012.
SPACE.com reader identified only as "skyhound" sent in a photo of Comet C/2012 K5, taken on Jan. 1, 2013, in an unknown location.
Night sky watcher Ockert le Roux sent in a 25-second exposure of the Moon, Saturn, and the star Spica of the moon, Saturn, and Spica, taken in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 7, 2013.
Astrophotographer Jack Jewell sent in his composite photo of Quandrantid meteors taken Estes Park, CO, on January 3, 2013. All photos included in this image were taken during a span of All photos taken within 1 hour, 20 min.
Astrophotographer Sean Parker produced this image of Quandrantid meteors over Tucson, AZ, on Jan. 3, 2013. He writes: "The boneyard [aircraft graveyard] is run by the [Davis-Monthan] Air Force base which requires clearance, and is surrounded by 10-foot barbed wire fences. But fortunately I have a Jeep and a tall tripod – so I drove around numerous spots looking for a place I could pull … close to the fence and take pictures from on top. And I found one."
At about 36 hours from the minimum distance (9.3 million miles or 15 million kilometers from Earth), potentially hazardous asteroid Apophis was imaged again with the Virtual Telescope, on Jan. 8, 2013.
The Virtual Telescope is continuing to track potentially hazardous asteroid Apophis. It will reach a distance of 9.3 million miles (15 million kilometers) from the Earth in Jan. 2013, with no risks of collision with our planet. The telescope mount tracked the apparent motion of the object, giving trailed stars.
Amir H. Abolfath of The World at Night took this photo of the Milky Way over Alamut Valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran in August 2010. Posted Jan. 2013.
The International Space Station Transiting across the disc of the Sun on Jan. 9, 2013.
Comet C/2012K5 speeds through the Orion Region in this image by skywatcher Efrain Morales. The image was taken Jan. 8, 2013.
This stunning photo of Venus and the moon was taken in the early morning hours of Jan. 10th, 2013 from Santa Fe in the west side of Mexico City, Mexico by Eduardo Davila.
Science teacher Vernon Dye took this great shot of the moon and Venus on Jan. 10, 2012 in front of Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas. He used an Olympus point and shoot digital camera to capture the image. Austin’s Moonlight Towers appear just below the moon.
Skywatcher Vernon Dye took this shot of Comet ISON on Jan. 8, 2012. Comet ISON c/2012 S1 is currently in the Constellation of Gemini, moving between the head of the Twins Castor and Pollux.
Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this image during the Geminid Meteor Shower at the Feynan area in south of Jordan looking South-East on Dec. 13, 2012.
Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this image of star trails over the Treasury in Petra from the south of Jordan on Nov. 15, 2012.
Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this stunning image of star trails over the Wadi Rum desert from the south of Jordan on April 13, 2012.
Skywatcher John Chumack took this image of the sun with about 14 sunspot groups from Dayton, OH on Jan. 7, 2013.
Astrophotographer John Chumack captured this image of the sun with a blue lens and about 14 sunspot groups from Dayton, OH on Jan. 7, 2013.
Skywatcher Efrain Morales took this image of Jupiter’s moons Ganymede and Io from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Dec. 31, 2013.
Skywatcher Efrain Morales took this image of Comet C/2012K5 on its closest approach to Earth from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Dec. 31, 2013.
Skywatcher Debra John took this image of the moon near the beach in Cape Canaveral, FL on Dec. 30, 2013.
Skywatcher Gavin Heffernan took this stunning image from the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park. The image is part of a video short called "Death Valley Dreamlapse" about a day and night at the dunes.
Astrophotographer John Drummond sent in his photo of Comet Lemmon taken on Jan. 23, 2013. He writes: "Comet Lemmon has been putting on a beaut show for us observers south of the equator. It’s been a joy to watch it slide through Crux with binoculars – it was the hit at our summer national star party! A tail isn't obvious – but hints of one are picked up photographically. It’s a nice, 'bright' large blob in telescopes. Over time it will head north and will be too far north for us New Zealanders to see it from about the end of May 2013."