100 Most Spectacular Night Sky Photos of 2013

Old Tree Points at the Milky Way

Shenandoah Sanchez

Photographer Shenandoah Sanchez sent in a photo of the Milky Way taken along the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park, VA. The tree was light-painted with a flashlight. Image submitted Nov. 6, 2013.

Total Solar Eclipse of 2013: Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper/LaunchPhotography.com

Veteran space photographer Ben Cooper captured this spectacular aerial view of the 2013 total solar eclipse from an eclipse-chasing airplane during the rare hybrid solar eclipse of Nov. 3, 2013. The photo was taken from 43,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean aboard a 12-person Falcon 900B jet chartered from Bermuda.

Comet ISON by Waldemar Skorupa

Waldemar Skorupa (Kahler Asten, Germany)

German amateur astronomer Waldemar Skorupa captured this spectacular photo of Comet ISON from Kahler Asten, in Germany, on Nov. 16, 2013.

Comet ISON on Nov. 16 by Alex Conu

Alex Conu | www.astrographist.com

Alex Conu sent SPACE.com this image of Comet C/2012 S1 ISON taken at Fundulea, near Bucharest, Romania on Nov. 16, 2013.

The Seven Sisters by Astronaut Nyberg

Karen L. Nyberg (via Twitter as @AstroKarenN)

Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station beamed down her special cosmic views to Earth via social media. [Read the Full Story]

Chasing a Solar Eclipse: Wing of Dassault Falcon Jet

Ben Cooper and Don Hladiuk

The wing of a Dassault Falcon 900B jet is visible in this wide angle photo taken by photographer Ben Cooper during the instant of maximum solar eclipse on Nov. 3, 2013, which caused a diamond-ring effect. The moon’s shadow appears across the clouds in a long, thin elliptical shape. [See More Photos]

Spectacular Orion Nebula View

Brian Davis

Astrophotographer Brian Davis has captured a spectacular view of the Orion Nebula from a driveway in South Carolina. See the amazing Orion Nebula image here. [Read the Full Story]

'Tribute Hike'

Jeff Warner | jeffwarnerphoto.com

Colorado-based night sky photographer Jeff Warner took two beautiful images featuring the Milky Way over Loveland Pass, Colo., during a touching Tribute Hike for a fallen soldier. See how the images were made here. [Read the Full Story]

Stunning Auroras over Sweden, Nov. 9, 2013

Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com)

From the frigid northern edge of Sweden, videographer Chad Blakley captured amazing footage this fall of the northern lights, which have been stimulated by a recent uptick in solar activity. [Read the Full Story]

Moonrise Over City Hall of Östersund, Sweden

Göran Strand | www.facebook.com/fotografgoranstrand | www.astrofotografen.se

The moon rises over the city hall of Östersund, Sweden in this image taken by Göran Strand. See how he captured the Swedish moonrise photo. [Read the Full Story]

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