101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2014 by Stargazers

Noctilucent Clouds Over Sweden

Johann Enmarc

Astrophotographer Johann Enmarc sent in a photo of noctilucent clouds taken in Uppsala, Sweden. He sent it in on July 13, 2014.

Star Trails

Gavin Heffernan/Sunchaser Pictures

Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures sends in a photo of star trails over Joshua Tree National Park in California. The image comes from a new time-lapse video entitled, "Joshua Tree Journey 4: Ruins."

Yoga by the Honey Moon

Mark Gee

Astrophotographer Mark Gee sent in a photo of a friend practicing yoga in front of the rising full "Honey Moon" in New Zealand on June 13, 2014.

Sunset Solar Eclipse

CJ Armitage

Photographer CJ Armitage of Brisbane, Australia captured this stunning view of the sunset solar eclipse on April 29, 2014 during the first solar eclipse of the year. Read the Full Story of the April 29 Solar Eclipse.

Auroras Over Norway

Level 4

This spectacular view of Norway's northern lights comes from a video entitled "Sixth Element." It was produced by the production company Level 4 and runs nearly five minutes in duration and showcases the aurora borealis in the sky near Nordeisa, Troms, Norway, with an ethereal musical score setting the mood. The footage was captured from August to mid-November 2013. It was released in early 2014. See the video here

Atacama Region of Chile

Nicholas Buer

Filmmaker Nicholas Buer created this stunning time-lapse video of the night sky from northern Chile. See his creation, called "Ancients," here .

Roque de Los Muchachos

Miguel Claro | www.miguelclaro.com

Miguel Claro sent in this cool image of the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper, shining over the road to Roque de Los Muchachos on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Young Moon

project nightflight

Night sky photographers Erwin Matys and Karoline Mrazek captured this amazing view of the young moon over El Hierro Island in the Canary Islands. They took the image as part of Project Nightflight, an astrophotography project to capture the "beauty of the night sky." See how they did it here.

What the Raven Sees

Photographer Adam Woodworth captured this jaw-dropping view of the Milky Way over Raven's Nest cliff in Maine's Acadia National Park. It was featured on Space.com on Sept. 29, 2014. Read the full story behind this photo.

Morocco Nights

Jason Matias

Night sky photographer Jason Matias captured this photo of the dazzling night sky over sub-Saharan Morocco in July 2014. A meteor makes the scene. Read how Matias did it here.

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