The Milky Way illuminated by a lighthouse.
The aurora borealis twisted into a giant vortex above Grøtfjord in Norway.
A quadruple halo around the Moon caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, near Madrid, Spain.
Comet Panstarrs seen from Norway.
Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming.
The solar corona.
Sunspots with dark patches about the size of Earth.
The moon passing in front of the Sun in an annular eclipse.
Saturn at opposition.
Comet Lemmon, a globular cluster and the Small Magellanic Cloud, captured together in one photograph.
Figures silhouetted against a rising Moon.
The Milky Way seen from a snow-filled crater on the South Sister volcano in Oregon.
A star forming nebula 450 light years away.
The Trapezium Cluster of young stars at the heart of the Orion Nebula.
Rho Ophiuchi dark nebula and Antares Nebulae.
Starburst galaxy NGC 253.
Galaxies M81 and M82, 12 million light years from Earth.
Globular cluster Omega Centauri, containing millions of stars.
The final moments of the Transit of Venus in 2012.
The Milky Way.
Sun, Moon and Earth, alongside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
The Orion Nebula.
The Windows district in Arches National Park, Utah, at night.
Waxing crescent Moon.
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