101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2014 by Stargazers

Milky Way Over the Grand Canyon

Ed Suarez

Astrophotographer Ed Suarez sent in a photo of the night sky over the Grand Canyon on May 30, 2014.

'Flower Moon': Greg Diesel Walck

Greg Diesel Walck/www.facebook.com/GregDieselPhotography

Night sky photographer Greg Diesel Walck captured this amazing photo of the rising Full Flower Moon over Bells Island, North Carolina on May 15, 2014.

At the Farm

A. Garrett Evans

The Milky Way shines on New Hampshire barns in this stunning image by astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans. He took this photo on June 1 at the Muster Field Farm Museum in Sutton, New Hampshire.Read the full story.

Corona Arch at Night

© Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography

Veteran night sky photographer Mike Taylor captured this stunning photo of the Milky Way over Corona Arch in Moab, Utah's Bootlegger Canyon on May 27, 2014. He used an orange LED to illuminate the arch and took the image using a Nikon D600 camera & 14-24 @ 14mm f/2.8 at a 30 sec exposure and ISO 3200. Read the full story.

Lights Over the Leaning Tower

Giuseppe Petricca

This stunning image of Mercury, the moon and Jupiter also showcases a historical landmark of the Italian city from which it was taken: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photographer Giuseppe Petricca captured this vista. See how he did it here.

It's Full of Stars

John Chumack/www.galacticimages.com

Photographer John Chumack sent in this photo of the globular cluster M3 as seen from his observatories in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on May 30, 2014.

Meteor from 26,000 ft Altitude

Photo P. Jenniskens/SETI Institute

Meteor chaser Peter Jenniskens captured this image, one of a dozen, of a Camelopardalid meteor streaking through the atmosphere on May 24, 2014. Jenniskens snapped this view while chasing the meteor shower in a plane flying at 26,000 feet. Read the full story..

Gamma Cygni Nebula

Terry Hancock | Down Under Observatory

Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image as part of his mosaic of the Gamma Cygni region from his backyard observatory in Fremont, Michigan on May 29, 2014. Read the full story.

Springtime Aurora in Vermont

Brian Drourr | Brian Drourr Photography (opens in new tab)

Brian Drourr took this image on June 8, 2014 from Champlain Valley, Vermont. Read the full story.

Milky Way Over Evans Bay

Mark Gee/The Art of Night

Photographer Mark Gee sent this stunning view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand, taken June 2014.Read the full story.

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