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Gallery: Amazing Skywatcher Photos from Around the World

Venus Jupiter conjunction over pakistan skywatching

Baqir Naqvi / Pakistan Amateur Astronomers Society

Venus and Jupiter appear in conjunction over the western horizon of Quetta, Pakistan.

star trails skywatching iran Jamshidi

Amin Jamshidi

Star trails glow over ancient petroglyphs in this skywatching photo.

Red Moon from Zagros Mountains

Amir H. Abolfath

Astrophotographer Amir H. Abolfath snapped this view of the total lunar eclipse of Dec. 10, 2011 from an observing spot in the Zagros mountains of Iran. Abolfath is a photographer with the skywatching imagery group The World At Night (TWAN).

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Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Multiple exposures are made to collect enough light for an image that would otherwise not be evident to the eye.

Milky Way over Lake Superior

Shawn Malone

Skywatcher Shawn Malone sent in this photo of the Milky Way taken during the weekend of April 28-29, 2012, from the shore of Lake Superior. She writes: "The Milky Way was eye poppingly bright."

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