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Spectacular Night Sky Photos by Stargazers: December 2013 (Gallery)

  • International Space Station Transits Moon by Juan Gonzalez-Alicea

    International Space Station Transits Moon by Juan Gonzalez-Alicea
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    CREDIT: Juan Gonzalez-Alicea / Sociedad de Astronomia del Caribe
  • Christmas Auroras by Chad Blakely: Dec. 25, 2013

    This still from veteran aurora photographer Chad Blakely's video of Christmas auroras on Dec. 25, 2013 shows the northern lights over Abisko National Park in Sweden.
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    CREDIT: Chad Blakely/Lights Over Lapland
  • Star Trails and Milky Way Shine over Lighthouse by Mike Taylor

    Star Trails and Milky Way Shine over Lighthouse by Mike Taylor
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    CREDIT: © Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography
  • Aurora Over Maine Farmhouse by Taylor

    Aurora Over Maine Farmhouse by Taylor
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    CREDIT: © Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography
  • Tarantula Nebula by Fred Herrmann

    Tarantula Nebula by Fred Herrmann
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    CREDIT: Fred Herrmann | Owl Mountain Observatory
  • Avid Stargazer Snaps Image of Beautiful Comet Lovejoy

    Avid Stargazer Snaps Image of Beautiful Comet Lovejoy
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    CREDIT: Victor Rogus
  • Stargazer Snaps Stunning Image of Comet Lovejoy and Meteor

    Stargazer Snaps Stunning Image of Comet Lovejoy and Meteor
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    CREDIT: Victor Rogus
  • Jupiter by Andrew Kwon

    Jupiter by Andrew Kwon
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    CREDIT: Andrew Kwon
  • 2013 Geminid Meteor Over Alaska #2

    2013 Geminid Meteor Over Alaska #2
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    CREDIT: Deborah Culver
  • Cosmic 'Tadpoles' in Celestial Sea

    IC 410 ‘The Tadpoles’ in Auriga by Steven Coates
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    CREDIT: Steve Coates | www.CoatesAstrophotography.com
  • 2013 Geminid Meteor Shower over Boulder, Colorado

    2013 Geminid Meteor Shower over Boulder, Colorado
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    CREDIT: Cody Limber
  • Milky Way Rising Over Acadia National Park

    Milky Way Rising Over Acadia National Park
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    CREDIT: Michael Ciuraru/Darkvoid Photography
  • Comet Lovejoy Over Aurora by Tommy Eliassen

    Comet Lovejoy Over Aurora by Tommy Eliassen
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    CREDIT: Tommy Eliassen | www.facebook.com/tommyeliassenphotography
  • Comet Lovejoy by John Chumack - Nov. 13, 2013

    Comet Lovejoy by John Chumack - Nov. 13, 2013
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    CREDIT: John Chumack | www.galacticimages.com
  • 2013 Geminid Meteor and Comet Lovejoy Seen in Missouri

    2013 Geminid Meteor and Comet Lovejoy Seen in Missouri
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    CREDIT: Kevin Palmer
  • Comet Lovejoy Streaks Across Night Sky in Spectacular Amateur Photos

    Comet Lovejoy Nucleus by John Chumack - Nov. 13, 2013
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    CREDIT: John Chumack | www.galacticimages.com
  • Stack of 2013 Geminid Meteors Over Anglesey, North Wales, UK.

    Stack of 2013 Geminid Meteors Over Anglesey, North Wales, UK.
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    CREDIT: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes (via Flickr)
This image shows the International Space Station transiting the Moon. Juan Gonzalez-Alicea captured the image on Dec. 6 from western Puerto Rico using a Canon 7D with a 300 mm lens. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

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