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Stunning Night Sky Photos for October 2012

Aurora Angel Over Manitoba

Travis Costello

Astrophotographer Travis Costello sent in this photo of an auroral display over Red Sucker Lake, Manitoba, Canada, taken Oct. 8, 2012. He writes: "When it was most intense, it was lighting up the ground THROUGH the clouds. This photo shows what looks like an angel."

Aurora Outside Saskatoon

Colin Chatfield

Astrophotographer Colin Chatfield sent in this photo of an auroral display taken on Oct. 21, 2012, about ten minutes east of Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Aurora Outside Saskatoon #2

Colin Chatfield

Astrophotographer Colin Chatfield sent in this photo of an auroral display taken on Oct. 21, 2012, about ten minutes east of Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

M42 With Orionid Meteor Trail in Alexandria, Virginia

Kurtis Matthew Markham

Astrophotographer Kurtis Matthew Markham sent in this photo of M42 nebula with an Orionid meteor trail, taken Oct. 21, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia.

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