Amazing August Night Sky Photos by Stargazers (2014 Gallery)

2014 Perseid Meteor Over Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski

Night sky photographer Stojan Stojanovski captured this photo of a Perseid meteor from Ohrid, Macedonia on Aug. 13, 2014.

2014 Perseid Meteor Over Tennessee

Jodi Totten

Astrophotographer Jodi Totten sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor taken in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Aug. 13, 2014.

2014 Perseid Meteors Over Mt. Palomar

Maxwell Palau/Star Dude Astronomy

Astrophotographer Maxwell Palau sent in a image of 4 Perseid meteors taken on Mt. Palomar, near San Diego, California, on Aug. 13, 2014.

Andromeda Galaxy From Portugal

Miguel Claro/www.miguelclaro.com

Astrophotographer Miguel Claro took this image on July 27 from Monsaraz in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve located near Alentejo, Portugal.

Milky Way From New Zealand

Amit Ashok Kamble | Amit Kamble Astro-Photography

This image was taken by astrophotographer Amit Kamble from the historic Māori site Opotaka in New Zealand on July 27.

Milky Way and Lighthouse in Tenerife, The Canary Islands

Eduardo González

The night sky can be a cosmic playground for stargazers with clear dark skies. Nowhere is the evidence for that clearer than in images captured by the amateur and skilled astrophotographers who send in their photos to Space.com this month. Don't miss our gallery here of amazing views of the night sky sent in by photographers around the world in August.

Milky Way and Horse Sculptures

Manish Mamtani

Astrophotographer Manish Mamtani sent in a photo of the Milky Way taken in Borrego Springs, California, during the weekend of Aug. 2-3, 2014. Sculptures by Ricardo Breceda stand in the foreground.

Astrophotography on a Budget

Rounak Manoharan

Astrophotographer of Rounak Manoharan of Canberra, Australia, sent in an undated photo of the galactic center. He says: "All this [was] done under $1000 AUD ($860 to be precise) in equipment and some cold freezing nights".

First Quarter Moon Over Ohio

John Thomas

Astrophotographer John Thomas of Beavercreek, Ohio sent in an udated photo of the first quarter moon.

Milky Way Over Halong Bay, Vietnam

Jameson Schultz

Astrophotographer Jameson Schultz sent in a photo of the Milky Way over Halong Bay, Vietnam, taken July 30, 2014.

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