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Stunning Night Sky Photos of December 2012

Orion Seen Over Colorado

Daniel McVey/www.danielmcvey.com

Astrophotographer Daniel McVey sent in this photo of Orion taken in Colorado, Dec. 11, 2012. He writes: "Snow covered trees and Orion high in the sky are sure signs that winter has arrived in Summit County, Colorado." This scene is actually composed of two photographs stitched together in Photoshop.

Two-Day-Old Moon Over Jadwin, Missouri

Victor Rogus

SPACE.com reader Victor Rogus of Jadwin, MO, sent in his photo of a two-day-old moon taken on Dec. 15, 2012.

Moon Over Kelly Lake, MN

David Stockinger

Astrophotographer David Stockinger took this shot of the moon over Kelly Lake, MN, in December 2012.

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