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Amazing Night Sky Photos for May 2014 (Stargazing Gallery)

Frosty Drew Milky Way

Frosty Drew | Scott MacNeill

This image of the Milky Way was taken by amateur astronomer Scott MacNeill from Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island. [Read the Full Story 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. [Read the Story Behind This Photo Here]

Moonrise Over Ocean City, New Jersey

Jim Abels

Astrophotographer Jim Abels traveled to Ocean City at the bottom of New Jersey to capture this moonrise and the Milky Way. Image submitted April 25, 2014. [Read the Story Behind This Photo Here]

Eta Aquarid Meteor Over Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Justin Ng

Justin Ng sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor over Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia. Image submitted May 7, 2014.

Eta Aquarid Meteor and the Milky Way

Mike Taylor/Taylor Photography

Astrophotographer Mike Taylor sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid fireball meteor with a green tail streaking through the sky with the Milky Way and reflections in a pond, taken on May 6, 2014. Taylor is based in central Maine.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Over Texas

Tony Corso

Photographer Tony Corso sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor taken on May 6, 2014. Corso is based in Paris, Texas.

Aurora Over Southern Africa

Koichi Wakata ‏(via Twitter as ‏@Astro_Wakata)

Astronaut Koichi Wakata tweeted this photo of the Aurora Australis seen over southern Africa from the International Space Station on May 4, 2014.

Milky Way Over Joshua Tree National Park

Shreenivasan Manievannan

Astrophotographer Shreenivasan Manievannan sent in a photo of the Milky Way arching over a rock arch in Joshua Tree National Park, California. Photo submitted May 1, 2014.

Andromeda Galaxy by project nightflight

project nightflight/www.project-nightflight.net

project nightflight sent in a widefield image of the Andromeda galaxy showing the pronounced warp of the galaxy's disk. The astrophotographers write: "The great Andromeda galaxy shows its true size in this photo. It spans a whopping four degrees, which is eight times the apparent size of the full moon."

'Burning Rose on a Stem'

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson sent in a photo of the Rosette nebula, taken January 6, 2014, in Las Cruces, NM. Image submitted April 30, 2014.

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