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Stunning Night Sky Photos of January 2013

Comet C/2012K5 Approaching Earth

Efrain Morales

Skywatcher Efrain Morales took this image of Comet C/2012K5 on its closest approach to Earth from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Dec. 31, 2013.

Moon Over Cape Canaveral

Debra John

Skywatcher Debra John took this image of the moon near the beach in Cape Canaveral, FL on Dec. 30, 2013.

Star Trails at Eureka Dunes

Gavin Heffernan

Skywatcher Gavin Heffernan took this stunning image from the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park. The image is part of a video short called "Death Valley Dreamlapse" about a day and night at the dunes.

Comet Lemmon Seen in New Zealand

John Drummond

Astrophotographer John Drummond sent in his photo of Comet Lemmon taken on Jan. 23, 2013. He writes: "Comet Lemmon has been putting on a beaut show for us observers south of the equator. It’s been a joy to watch it slide through Crux with binoculars – it was the hit at our summer national star party! A tail isn't obvious – but hints of one are picked up photographically. It’s a nice, 'bright' large blob in telescopes. Over time it will head north and will be too far north for us New Zealanders to see it from about the end of May 2013."

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