Night Sky Pictures: Stargazer Photos of Stars and Planets
The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies. See amazing pictures of the night sky as seen by veteran observers and amateur astronomers here.
On Mother's Day weekend, a surprise geomagnetic storm got astrophotographer Manoj Kesavan his first ever aurora photo. He captured the image on May 8, 2016 from Lake McGregor on South Island, New Zealand.
Next to a looming arch, astrophotographer Joshua Snow stands under the Milky Way in one of his favorite skywatching spots. He took the image from Arches National Park in Moab, Utah in May 2016.