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.
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A Magic Moment: The Milky Way from Yellowstone National Park (Photo)
Milky Way from Grand Prismatic Springs in Yellowstone National Park
November 19th, 2015
This image of the Milky Way from the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone on June 27, 2015.
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Electric Blue Isles Glow Under Dazzling Milky Way (Photo)
Milky Way and Bioluminescence in Maine
November 3rd, 2015
The electric blue light around the edges of the small isles in this image are bioluminescence, radiating under the dazzling Milky Way in Maine. Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image at the cliffs of Acadia National Park in Maine.
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Golden Meteor Streaks Across the Milky Way Amazing Photo
Castlepoint Meteor Shower Milan
October 12th, 2015
A three-hour drive provided an amazing shot of a golden meteor shower for astrophotographer Tomas Milan.
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Got Milky Way? Cows Surprise Skywatcher During Night Sky Photo Shoot
Milky Way and New Hampshire Cows
November 10th, 2015
Skywatcher Stephen Ippolito captured this image of the Milky Way over some friendly cows was taken in New Hampshire on Sept. 11, 2015.
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Wow! Milky Way Shines Over Hawaii Crater
Milky Way from Halemaumau Crater
October 29th, 2015
Astrophotographer Rico Granger took this image in July, 2014 from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Stars and Oil: Milky Way Shines Over Texas Oilfield (Photo)
Milky Way from South Texas
October 12th, 2015
Astrophotographer Matt Smith captured this image of the Milky Way near Batesville in South Texas on May 25. See how he captured the photo here.
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Harbor Seal Photobombs Stargazer's Milky Way Snapshot in Maine
Milky Way and Harbor Seal Ippolito
August 24th, 2015
Skywatcher Stephen Ippolito captured this image of a harbor seal and the Milky Way while stargazing at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park in Maine.
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Gorgeous Glow! Green Aurora Shines Over Glimmering Lake
Milky Way and Aurora from Banff National Park
November 3rd, 2015
A golden-green Aurora shines over Moraine Lake from Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
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Pillars of Light Shine Over Argentina (Photo)
Light Pillars from Argentina by Montufar
October 19th, 2015
A gorgeous example of a phenomenon known as "light pillars" was captured in this breathtaking scene over Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina by astrophotographer Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer.
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Gorgeous Glow! The Crescent Moon and Earthshine (Photo)
Crescent Moon and Earthshine by Chumack
October 9th, 2015
The crescent moon lit up by earthshine was captured by astrophotographer John Chumack on Sept. 8, 2015.
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