The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015 by Stargazers

2015 Draconid Meteors in Arizona

Sean Parker, Sean Parker Photography

Astrophotographer Sean Parker sent in a photo of Draconid meteors taken during his night sky workshop in Tucson, Arizona, on Oct. 9, 2015.

Aurora Over Mt. Katahdin, Maine

Adam Woodworth/

Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth sent in a photo of an aurora over Mt. Katahdin, Maine, taken Oct. 8, 2015.

Andromeda Galaxy (M31) by Redfern

Greg Redfern

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) was captured by Greg Redfern, the "Sky Guy," based in Virginia. Image submitted Oct. 8, 2015.

Star Trails Over Alabama

Jessica Strickland

Astrophotographer Jessica Strickland sent in a photo of star trails taken in Cusseta, Alabama, on Oct. 22, 2015.

Hunter's Moon Seen in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Ricardo Rodriguez @Richirod

Astrophotographer Ricardo Rodriguez sent in a photo of the full moon of October, known as the "Hunter's Moon," taken on Oct. 27, 2015, in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

ISS Streaking Through Orion's Belt

Laura Austin

Astrophotographer Laura Austin captured this stunning image of the ISS streaking through Orion's Belt on Sept. 10, 2015 from Sarnia, Ontaria, Canada.

Meteor Over Vancouver Island

James Younger

Astrophotographer James Younger sent in a photo of a meteor he caught on Nov. 3, 2015, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Galactic Center Over Ahu O'rongo

Brian Hancock

Astrophotographer Brian Hancock sent in a photo of the Milky Way over a moai near Hanga Roa on Easter Island, Chile.

Taurid Meteor Over Slovenia

Sébastien Joly

Astrophotographer Sébastien Joly sent in a photo of a Taurid meteor captured over Lake Cerknica in Slovenia, on Nov. 10, 2015.

Night Sky Over Balanced Rock

Bill Whetstone

Astrophotographer Bill Whetstone sent in an undated photo of the night sky over Balanced Rock at Arches National Park in Utah.

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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.