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Spectacular Night Sky Photos for March 2014 (Stargazing Gallery)

Fireball Over Vee Lake, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

©Yuichi Takasaka/www.blue-moon.ca/TWAN

A brilliant fireball blazed across an aurora-filled sky over remote Northwest Territories in Canada in these spectacular images by astrophotographer Yuichi Takasaka of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN). See his amazing fireballs here.

First Quarter Moon by Claro

Miguel Claro/www.miguelclaro.com

Astrophotographer Miguel Claro captured the first quarter moon on March 7, 2014. Claro is based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Moon 44% Annotated by Miguel Claro

Miguel Claro | www.miguelclaro.com

This photo shows the moon one day before it reached “first quarter,” with the disc 44 percent illuminated by the sun. Miguel Claro of Lisbon, Portugal captured the image on March 7, 2014. In this annotated version, Claro changed the inverted position of the original photo caused by the mirrors in his Maksutov telescope. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo]

Fireball Over Vee Lake, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, Compared to High-Beams

©Yuichi Takasaka/www.blue-moon.ca/TWAN

A brilliant fireball blazed across an aurora-filled sky over remote Northwest Territories in Canada in these spectacular images by astrophotographer Yuichi Takasaka of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN). See his amazing fireballs here.

The Rosette Nebula Taken Under A Full Moon

Terry Hancock | Down Under Observatory

Terry Hancock sent Space.com this image of the Rosette Nebula taken under a full moon on March 16, 2014 from western Michigan.

Cocoon Nebula by Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Astrophotographer Jeff Johnson of Las Cruces, New Mexico snapped this image of the Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146), sent to Space.com on March 14, 2014.

Moon Rises Over Citadel

Giuseppe Petricca

Giuseppe Petricca sent Space.com this image of the moon over a citadel near the Arno River, in Pisa, Italy on March 3, 2014.

Northern Lights Over Wales

Garry Owens

Astrophotographer Garry Owens sent in a photo of the recent brilliant auroral display seen in the United Kingdom. He took the shot on Feb. 27, 2014, in Prestatyn, Wales, UK.

Pleiades Dazzles Over MAGIC Telescope (Annotated) by Miguel Claro

Miguel Claro/www.miguelclaro.com

Astrophotographer Miguel Claro sent Space.com this annotated image of the MAGIC I telescope pictured in the foreground, with the Perseus constellation and open star cluster, the Pleiades, dazzling in the night sky over the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, Canary Islands. The image was taken Sept. 30, 2013 and sent to Space.com March 19, 2014.

Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 2685

© Ken Crawford | www.imagingdeepsky.com

Astrophotographer Ken Crawford sent Space.com this image of galaxy NGC 2685, also known as Arp 336, on March 4, 2014. He captured the image from Rancho Del Sol Observatory in Rancho Del Sol Camino, Calif.

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