The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015 by Stargazers

Stream of Stars

Astrophotographer Jon Secord sent in a photo of the Milky Way taken in Zion National Park on May 19, 2015.

Solar Prominence Close-up by Chumack and Daughter

Astrophotographer John Chumack, along with daughter Kayla, took this close-up of a solar prominence on May 19, 2015 from Dayton, Ohio.

Milky Way Over the A. M. Foster Covered Bridge in Cabot, Vermont

Astrophotographer Jatin Thakkar sent in a photo of the Milky Way over the A. M. Foster Covered Bridge in Cabot, Vermont, taken May 23, 2015.

Milky Way from South Texas

Matt Smith

Astrophotographer Matt Smith captured this image of the Milky Way near Batesville in South Texas on May 25, 2015.

Dances Overhead

Astrophotographer Matt Milone caught an aurora in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on June 23, 2015. He writes in an email message to Space.com: “Such an incredible night [...] watching the aurora pulse overhead. Never before have I seen the aurora so clearly dancing, not only in front of me, but right overhead as well!”

Venus and Jupiter Over the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Giuseppe Petricca

Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca caught the conjunction of planets Venus and Jupiter over the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy on June 30, 2015.

ISS Passes Moon

Dylan O'Donnell

Amateur photographer Dylan O'Donnell captured this image of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon on June 30.

Venus and Jupiter over Lake Namtso

Astrophotographer Jeff Dai sent in a photo of Venus and Jupiter over Lake Namtso, Tibet, caught on July 15, 2015.

Moon and Venus Over Calhoun, Georgia

James L. Brown, Jr.

Astrophotographer James L. Brown, Jr. sent in a photo of the crescent moon and Venus taken in Calhoun, Georgia, on July 18, 2015.

Star Trails Over the Temple of Demeter in Greece

Panos Evripiotis

Astrophotographer Panos Evripiotis sent in a photo of stars appearing to trail over the Temple of Demeter on the island of Naxos, Greece. Photo undated.

Have a news tip, correction or comment? Let us know at community@space.com.