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Amazing Night Sky Photos by Stargazers (May 2013)

Aurora From Alaskan Mountains

Lin Koh

Astrophotographer Lin Koh sent in this image of an aurora from Mount Aurora Skiland in Fairbanks, Alaska. Image released May 2013.

Flares From Sunspot 1748

John Chumack

Astrophotographer John Chumack sent in this image of X ray Class flares erupting from Sunspot 1748 taken from Dayton, Ohio on May 13, 2013. He writes,"Wow!!! Really nice to see the sun ramping it up a bit!"

Aurora Over Alaskan Mountain

Lin Koh

Astrophotographer Lin Koh sent in this image of an aurora from Mount Aurora Skiland in Fairbanks, Alaska. Image released May 2013.

Thin Crescent Moon Over North Carolina

Greg Diesel Walck

Astrophotographer Greg Diesel Walck sent in a photo of the crescent moon at sunrise taken on May 8, 2013. He writes: "Finally clear skies after days of going out at 4 am to see the rising moon. This is the last view before the new moon and the orange skies were amazing. Unedited picture at 5:15 am, Currituck Sound, coastal North Carolina."

2013 Eta Aquarid Meteor Over Mount Bromo

Justin Ng

Astrophotographer Justin Ng of Singapore sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor taken at Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia, May 5, 2013.

2013 Eta Aquarid Meteor Over New Marlborough, MA

Dennis Cote

Astrophotographer Dennis Cote sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor taken in New Marlborough, MA. Cote writes: "This photo was taken in New Marlborough, MA. It is a small town located in the rural, southern Berkshires.... It was a rather cold night in the 30's with lots of fog, thus fogging all of our lens within 30 minutes."

Eta Aquarid Meteor and the Galactic Center

Sergio Garcia Rill

Astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor and the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, taken in Garner State Park, Texas, on May 5, 2013.

Old Faithful and the Big Dipper

Dave Renwald

Astrophotographer Dave Renwald sent in a photo of the Big Dipper with Old Faithful geyser in the foreground at Yellowstone National Park, WY, taken in Sept. 2012. Image submitted May 5, 2013.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Seen in New Delhi

Marisha Sharma

Astrophotographer Marisha Sharma of New Delhi, India, sent in a photograph of the penumbral lunar eclipse on April 25, 2013. Image submitted May 1, 2013.

Blue Added to Half Moon by VegaStar Carpentier

VegaStar Carpentier

VegaStar Carpentier took this photo of the moon from Champagne Ardenne, France on April 30, 2013. The photographer used a Canon EOS1000D camera and a Celestron Astromaster telescope to capture the shot. The blue color was added to the moon during processing.

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