Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca sent in a photo of the last quarter moon over Pisa, Italy, taken on March 2, 2013.
Astrophotographer Daniel McVey sent in a photo with many winter night sky highlights. He writes: "Winter Milky Way with Winter Circle (Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, and Castor), Aldebaran (Taurus), Jupiter and the Pleiades over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado." Image released March 6, 2013.
Astrophotographer Luis Argerich of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took this photo of Comet Pan-STARRS taken on March 2, 2013. He writes: "Easy to see with the naked eye from rural locations."
Astrophotographer BG Boyd sent in a photo of the moon rising over the Rincon Mountains in Tucson, AZ.
Astrophotographer Luis Argerich of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took this photo of Comet Pan-STARRS taken on March 2, 2013. He writes: "While the tail was still short it was easy to see with the naked eye and very bright."
Astrophotographer Mike Isaak sent in this photo of an aurora taken near Mundare, Alberta, Canada (east of Edmonton), on Feb. 28, 2013 and submitted in March. He writes: "This … photo is … of the Spaca Moskalyk [Ukrainian Catholic church], which is scheduled to be burned to the ground on March 9th, but is believed to be on hold now due to public interest in preserving the church. I was set up to record a timelapse of this location and the aurora made a brief appearance from behind the clouds."
Astrophotographer Luis Argerich of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took this photo of Comet Pan-STARRS taken on March 2, 2013. He writes: "Comet Pan-STARRS was visible from about 8:15 pm to 9 pm above the western horizon."
Astrophotographer John Chumack caught the night sky stars appearing to rotate around Polaris, the North Star, in Adams County, OH, on December 13, 2012. He writes: "So how fast are we spinning? Well, that depends on where you are. I took this photo from 38.8 degrees latitude, so in this 11-minute exposure pointed toward the North Star (Polaris), the Earth is spinning at about 800 mph…. If you look at the left side of the image, you will see the blurred … Milky Way running top to bottom. The faint red dashed line running top to bottom near [the] center of the image is an aircraft's blinking light." Submitted in March 2013.