24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

These are the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 competition. They will take your breath away.

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3. A quadruple halo around the Moon caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, near Madrid, Spain.

Dani Caxete courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly Commended, Earth and Space category.

10. Comet Lemmon, a globular cluster and the Small Magellanic Cloud, captured together in one photograph.

Ignacio Diaz Bobillo courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly Commended, Our Solar System category.

12. The Milky Way seen from a snow-filled crater on the South Sister volcano in Oregon.

Ben Canales courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Runner Up, People and Space category.

21. Sun, Moon and Earth, alongside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Ariana Bernal

Runner Up, Young Astronomy Photographer category.

23. The Windows district in Arches National Park, Utah, at night.

Eric Dewar courtesy of The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly Commended, Young Astronomy Photographer category.