101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2014 by Stargazers

A North Carolina Milky Way

Scott Ramsey

This photo of the Milky Way as seen from the mountains of North Carolina was taken by photographer Scott Ramsey on May 3, 2014.

Behold, Saturn

Andrew Kwon

Amateur astronomer Andrew Kwon sent in a photo of Saturn at opposition taken in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on May 11, 2014.

Milky Way Reflections

Amit Ashok Kamble

Photographer Amit Ashok Kamble sent in a photo of the Milky Way and its reflection in a pool, taken in Pakiri, New Zealand. The photo was submitted on May 5, 2014. Read the Full Story Here]

Meteor Over Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Justin Ng

Veteran photographer and instructor Justin Ng sent in this breathtaking photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor over Indonesia's Mount Bromo in East Java on May 7, 2014. See more amazing May night sky photos.

Eta Aquarid Meteor and the Milky Way

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Photographer Mike Taylor of Maine caught this stunning view of an Eta Aquarid meteor fireball with a green tail as it streaked across the night sky, crossing the Milky Way, on May 6, 2014. See more amazing May night sky photos.


Steve Zigler

Astrophotographer Steve Zigler created this image in Death Valley during the new moon on Jan. 30, 2014. At center, stretching up, shines an intense display of Zodiacal light, but there is more to this photo than just that. Read the Full Story Here.

Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA 1024

ESO/C. Malin

A Photo Ambassador with the European Southern Observatory captured this view of a fireball over the giant ALMA radio telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert in April 2014. See more March night sky photos here.

Standing in the Milky Way

Matt Pollock

Astrophotographer Matt Pollock sent in a panoramic image of the Milky Way over Cherry Plain State Park, New York, taken on April 7, 2014. The image is made up of six different photos of the sky combined with six more photos of the landscape.

Milky Way Over Maine Lighthouse

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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 of the sky. See the Story Behind This Photo Here

Texas and Our Galaxy

Nathan Kozuch

The Milky Way arcs across a Texas night sky in this view captured by skywatcher Nathan Kozuch on March 28, 2014 from an observing point east of El Paso. See more amazing night sky photos.

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