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Stunning Night Sky Photos of January 2013

Comet C/2012K5 in the Orion Region

Efrain Morales

Comet C/2012K5 speeds through the Orion Region in this image by skywatcher Efrain Morales. The image was taken Jan. 8, 2013.

Los Volcanes, Venus y la Luna

Eduardo Davila

This stunning photo of Venus and the moon was taken in the early morning hours of Jan. 10th, 2013 from Santa Fe in the west side of Mexico City, Mexico by Eduardo Davila.

Moon and Venus Over Austin's Moonlight Towers

Vernon Dye

Science teacher Vernon Dye took this great shot of the moon and Venus on Jan. 10, 2012 in front of Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas. He used an Olympus point and shoot digital camera to capture the image. Austin’s Moonlight Towers appear just below the moon.

Comet ISON in Night Sky

John Chumack

Skywatcher Vernon Dye took this shot of Comet ISON on Jan. 8, 2012. Comet ISON c/2012 S1 is currently in the Constellation of Gemini, moving between the head of the Twins Castor and Pollux.

Geminids Over Jordan

Bashar Alaeddin

Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this image during the Geminid Meteor Shower at the Feynan area in south of Jordan looking South-East on Dec. 13, 2012.

Star trails over Petra

Bashar Alaeddin

Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this image of star trails over the Treasury in Petra from the south of Jordan on Nov. 15, 2012.

Star Trails Over Wadi Rum

Bashar Alaeddin

Skywatcher Bashar Alaeddin took this stunning image of star trails over the Wadi Rum desert from the south of Jordan on April 13, 2012.

Sun Peppered With Sunspots

John Chumack

Skywatcher John Chumack took this image of the sun with about 14 sunspot groups from Dayton, OH on Jan. 7, 2013.

Sun in Blue Peppered With Sunspots

John Chumack

Astrophotographer John Chumack captured this image of the sun with a blue lens and about 14 sunspot groups from Dayton, OH on Jan. 7, 2013.

Ganymede and Io

Efrain Morales

Skywatcher Efrain Morales took this image of Jupiter’s moons Ganymede and Io from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Dec. 31, 2013.

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