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Spectacular Night Sky Photos for March 2014 (Stargazing Gallery)

Waxing Crescent Moon

John Chumack | www.galacticimages.com

John Chumack sent Space.com this photo of thin waxing crescent moon on March 4, 2014. He captured the image from his backyard in Dayton, Ohio on March 3, 2014.

Milky Way Rises Over Lighthouse

A. Garrett Evans | www.facebook.com/AGEvansPhotography

A. Garrett Evans sent Space.com this 9-shot panorama of the Milky Way rising over Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Maine on March 3, 2014. The photo covers nearly 180 degrees and was taken with a Canon 6D camera, Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm, ISO 4000, f/2.8, 30 sec.

Galaxies in Coma Berencies

Terry Hancock | Down Under Observatory

Astrophotographer Terry Hancock sent Space.com this wide field image of a few galaxies in the constellation Coma Berencies on March 2, 2014. He captured the photo from Fremont, Mich. on Feb. 22 and 27, 2014.

Sun in HA

Perry Pollard

Perry Pollard of Moscow Mills Mo. sent this image of the sun in Hydrogen Alpha on March 1, 2014. The photo was captured using a Solarmax II 60mm, double stacked with a 10mm blocking filter and a DMK41AU02 as Mono CCD Camera on Feb. 27, 2014.

Star Trails over Medford, Oregon

Tim Crippin

Astrophotographer Tim Crippin sent in an image of star trails over Medford, Oregon. Image submitted March 12, 2014.

Moonset Off Portuguese Coast by Miguel Claro

Miguel Claro | www.miguelclaro.com

The moon sets over the Atlantic Ocean in this photo taken near the shores of Fonte-de-telha pine forest in Portugal by Miguel Claro on Feb. 13, 2014. [See Claro's amazing video and story behind this photo]

Milky Way over La Palma Island, Canary Islands

project nightflight

Green airglow shimmers atop translucent clouds as the Milky Way rises over a remote island off the northwest coast of Africa in a majestic photo posted on Space.com on March 6. Erwin Matys and Karoline Mrazek captured this spectacular image on June 6, 2013 from the southern part of La Palma Island, Canary Islands. They took the image as part of Project Nightflight, an astrophotography project aimed at "capturing the beauty of the night sky." [Read the Full Story Behind This Photo]

Xi Cygni and North American Nebula by Jeff Johnson

Jeffrey O. Johnson

Amateur astronomer Jeff Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M. captured this stunning view of the orange supergiant star Xi Cygni and the North American Nebula. See how he did it here.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Megan Gannon

Kitt Peak National Observatory and the night sky as seen on the night of March 17, 2014 by Space.com's Megan Gannon at Kitt Peak, Arizona. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo]

Orion and Sirius Over Hiltner Telescope

Megan Gannon

The constellation Orion and Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, can be spotted in this shot, taken by Space.com's Megan Gannon in front of the MDM Observatory's 2.4-meter Hiltner telescope atop Kitt Peak in the Arizona desert on March 17, 2014. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo]

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