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