101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2014 by Stargazers

Harvest Moon Over Italy

Stefano De Rosa/stefanoderosa.com

The "supermoon" full moon, actually a Harvest Moon, rises over the Basilica of Superga near Turin, Italy in this amazing view captured by astrophotographer Stefano De Rosa on Sept. 8, 2014. See more photos of the September 2014 Harvest Moon.]

Aurora Night

Matthew Moses

On Sept. 11, 2014, one of two solar storms amped up the northern lights displays on Earth. Photographer Matthew Moses caught one of those displays here from Munger, Minnesota, just outside of Duluth. [Read te full story behind the photo.

Milky Way and the Light House

Eduardo González

Astrophotographer Eduardo González took this jaw-dropping photo if a lighthouse in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands, with the dazzling Milky Way arcing overhead. This photo, while undated in González's note, was sent into Space.com by him in August. More amazing photos from August 2014.

Peek-a-boo Moon

Matt Pollock

On Oct. 8, 2014, the moon passed through Earth's shadow in one of two total lunar eclipses for the year. Photographer Matt Pollock captured the view as the moon peeked from behind the Corning Tower in Albany, New York. See more photos of the Oct. 8 Blood Moon Eclipse.

Maine and the Milky Way

Ray Yeager

Astrophotographer Ray Yeager sent in a photo of the Milky Way and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse at Acadia National Park, Tremont, Maine, taken in the summer of 2014. The photo, which was featured on Space.com in October, was captured at about 3 a.m. local time just ahead of sunrise.

A Cosmic Night Drive

Jason Brownlee

Photographer Jason Brownlee took this amazing photo while overlooking Bend, Oregon and the Cascade Mountains in the early morning of Oct. 2, 2014.

Bodie Light

James L. Jenkins Jr.

The Milky Way dazzles over Bodie Light along the Hatteras National Seashore of North Carolina in this stunning vista captured by veteran astrophotographer James L. Jenkins, Jr. on July 17, 2014.

The Projected Sun

Stan Honda

The projected image here shows the partial solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014 as seen by observers in Cleveland, Ohio. Gary E. Kader, Director of Burrell Observatory at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, stands with his 5-inch Alvan Clark refractor telescope (built in 1874). Photographer Stan Honda captured this view. See more amazing Oct. 23 solar eclipse photos.

Wave Rocks and Star Trails

Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinović

Astrophotographer Gavin Heffernan and his shooting partner Harun Mehmedinovic created this image of star trails over Arizona’s Wave rock formation, for a time-lapse video commissioned by BBC Earth. Image submitted Nov. 17, 2014. More amazing photos from November.

Grand Canyon Meteor

BG Boyd/www.bgboydphoto.com

Photographer BG Boyd captured this spectacular view of a meteor streaking over the Grand Canyon in Arizona from the landmark's southern rim. He sent the image to Space.com on Nov. 11, 2014. More amazing photos from November.

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