The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015 by Stargazers

Milky Way Over Yellowstone Lower Falls by Evans

A. Garrett Evans

Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on June 26, 2015, from Lower Falls in the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

Comet Catalina, Venus, and the Moon

Greg Hogan

Astrophotographer Greg Hogan caught Comet Catalina (bottom), Venus (center), and the moon (top), on Dec. 7, 2015, from Kathleen, Georgia.

Spider Nebula by Brecher

Ron Brecher

Astrophotographer Ron Brecher took this image of IC 417, known as the spider nebula, from Guelph, Ontario.

Comet Catalina by Chris Schur

Chris Schur | SchurAstrophotography

Astrophotographer Chris Schur took this image on Dec. 2, 2015 from Payson, Arizona.

Plane Crossing the Moon by Raul Roa

Raul Roa | TheLunartics

Living right on the flight path to Los Angeles International Airport provides access to stunning night sky shots of the moon for astrophotographer Raul Roa. Roa took the image in Whittier, Calif.

Comet Catalina, Venus, Geminid by Demeter

Derek Demeter

Astrophotographer Derek Demeter took this image of Comet Catalina in December 2015 from Chiefland, Florida.

2015 Geminid Over Redondo Beach, California

Maxim Senin

Astrophotographer Maxim Senin set up a camera with a fisheye lens to shoot automatically overnight on Dec. 12, 2015, in Redondo Beach, California, and discovered the next day that he had caught some Geminid fireballs in over 1600 exposures.

2015 Geminid Meteor Shower by Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis

Astrophotographer Kevin Lewis produced this composite image of Geminid meteors using exposures taken on the island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of Wales on Dec. 14, 2015.

Geminid Meteor Shower - 2013 Over Boulder

Cody Limber

The Geminid meteor shower peaks the week of Dec. 9, 2015. Astrophotographer Cody Limber took this composite image during the Geminid meteor shower on Dec. 14, 2013.

Full Moon by Chumack

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Astrophotographer John Chumack captured this amazing view of the full moon on July 31, 2015 from Dayton, Ohio.

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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for She began writing and producing content for in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.