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Stunning Night Sky Photos of February 2013

Moon and Mercury Seen Over Henderson, NV #2

Tyler Leavitt

Astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt sent in a photo of the moon and Mercury taken on Feb. 11, 2013, outside Henderson, NV (near Las Vegas).

Comet Lemmon Seen in Auckland, New Zealand.

Brent Russell/SkySlab Observatory

Brent Russell of SkySlab Observatory, Auckland, New Zealand, provides this photo of Comet Lemmon taken Feb. 17, 2013. He writes: "Currently it is binocular visible in the city suburbs, not naked eye."

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Belmont, CA

Tim Beauchamp

Astrophotographer Tim Beauchamp sent in a photo of the moon and Jupiter taken from Belmont, CA, Feb. 17, 2013.

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Ballarat, Australia

Craig Shillington

Astrophotographer Craig Shillington sent in his photo of Jupiter and the moon, taken Feb. 17, 2013. He writes: "We have fires to the west of us so the moon was a nice red-orange tonight. Jupiter and the Moon reminded me of a parachutist... I live in the City of Ballarat, 90 km west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia."

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Ouyen, Australia

Geoff Garner

Astrophotographer Geoff Garner sent in a photo of Jupiter and the moon taken near Ouyen in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia, Febuary 2013.

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Perth, Australia

Jon Davison

Astrophotographer Jon Davison sent in a shot of Jupiter and the moon taken Feb. 17-18, 2013, in Perth, Australia.

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Perth, Western Australia

Alex Pecoraro

Astrophotographer Alex Pecoraro sent in a photo of Jupiter and the moon taken Feb. 17-18, 2013, in Perth, Western Australia.

Jupiter and the Moon Seen Over Long Beach, NY

Mike Busch

Astrophotographer Mike Busch sent in a photo of Jupiter and the moon taken over Long Beach, NY, February 2013.

99% Illuminated Snow Moon Over Ohio

John Chumack/www.galacticimages.com

Astrophotographer John Chumack caught the nearly full moon in Dayton, OH, on the evening of Feb. 25-26, 2013.

Full Snow Moon Over Herndon, VA

Full Snow Moon

Astrophotographer Andrew Rhodes, Esq., sent his photo of the Full Snow Moon, taken on Feb. 25, 2013, "under perfectly clear skies in Herndon, VA, just inside the Washington, DC Metro area."

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