The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015 by Stargazers

Aurora, Meteor and Big Dipper Over Montana

Eric Wagner

Astrophotographer Eric Wagner submitted a photo of an aurora over Glacier National Park in Montana, taken Oct. 17, 2015.

'Arctic Magic' by Paul Zizka

Paul Zizka/

Astrophotographer Paul Zizka submitted a photo of a lone figure dwarfed by an auroral display on the Ilulissat Icefjord in western Greenland.

Aurora Australis by Ann Gutschlag

Ann Gutschla

Amateur photographer Ann Gutschlag caught the aurora australis (southern lights) over her back fence in Invercargill, the southernmost city of New Zealand, on Sept. 20, 2015.

Milky Way Over South Lake Tahoe

Justin Majeczky

Astrophotographer Justin Majeczky captured this stunning image of the Milky Way over South Lake Tahoe, California, in June 2015.

Isla de los Pajaros and Milky Way by Montúfar

Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer

The image was taken by astrophotgrapher Sergio Montúfar on October 16, 2015, from Península Valdés, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Milky Way and Green Aurora From Lake Minnewanka

Deepanshu Arora | PhotosByDeepanshu

Startrails and a green aurora shine in this image was taken by Deepanshu Arora at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada.

2015 Geminid Meteor Over Missouri

Eddie Popovits

Astrophotographer Eddie Popovits sent in a photo of a Geminid meteor streaking through the sky over Branson, Missouri, on Dec. 15, 2015.

2015 Geminid Meteor Seen in Hyderabad, India

Srinivasa Prasath

Astrophotographer Srinivasa Prasath captured a Geminid meteor from Hyderabad, India, on Dec. 14, 2015.

Milky Way Through Gates Pass, Arizona

Greg Wyckoff

Astrophotographer Greg Wyckoff captured the Milky Way through Gates Pass, Arizona. Image submitted Nov. 29, 2015.

Aurora Seen from Plane Over Barents Sea

Ruslan Merzlyakov/RMS Photography

Astrophotographer Ruslan Merzlyakov caught an aurora from his seat on a plane flying over the Barents Sea on Dec. 7, 2015. The Barents Sea lies north of Russia and Norway in the Arctic Ocean.

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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.