15 Photos Of The Night Sky That Will Fill You With Awe

These have all been shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013.

1. The Milky Way arching over Liberty Cap in California’s Yosemite Valley.

Via Rogelio Bernal Andreo
ID: 1431293

2. Durdle Door in Dorset’s Jurassic Coast framing the Milky Way.

Via Stephen Banks
ID: 1431306

3. The moon and Comet Panstarr’s dust shining with reflected sunlight.

Via Ingólfur Bjargmundsson
ID: 1431324

4. The Eta Carinae star at the centre of the Carina Nebula.

Via Michael Sidonio
ID: 1431336

5. Noctilucent clouds above the Pennine Hills.

Via Mark Shaw
ID: 1431342

6. Herbig-Haro objects emerging from the dust clouds of the Pelican Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus.

Via Andre van der Hoeven
ID: 1431347

7. The snow-capped Alpine horizon lit by the sun rising in the East and the moon sinking in the West.

Via Stefano De Rosa
ID: 1431358

8. Stars and constellations behind a windswept tree in Dartmoor National Park.

Via Anna Walls Hayman
ID: 1431362

9. Auroral light over a frozen shoreline.

Via Mike Curry
ID: 1431365

10. Orion Nebula’s dust clouds.

Via Nik Szymanek
ID: 1431373

11. Photographers gathered on a hilltop to watch an auroral display.

Via James Woodend
ID: 1431376

12. The Milky Way lining up with the 64m radio telescope disc at Parkes Observatory in Australia.

Via Wayne England
ID: 1431382

13. The sun.

Via Paul Haese
ID: 1431388

14. An astrophotographer watching a meteor streak across the sky.

Via Tommy Eliassen
ID: 1431397

15. Venus in transit, silhouetted in front of the Sun.

Via Alexandru Conu
ID: 1431401

All photographs will be exhibited at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich from 19th September 2013.

ID: 1434720

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Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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