These stunning photos celebrate Astronomy day, an annual event for astronomy enthusiasts and the general public to share the sky together. Started in 1973 by Doug Berger, his plan was to have telescopes set up in cities so that people could enjoy views of the heavens.


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The American rhyme Star light, Star bright asks for a wish, just like these breathtaking photos of starry skies inspire hopes and dreams. You'll need a few pieces of specialized equipment to take photos like these: a tripod, a camera capable of taking long exposures, and a remote trigger. Depending on whether or not you want to capture the trails of the stars as they move across the sky, you should set your exposure time to between 30 seconds and an hour. Whatever you do, don't touch the camera while it's shooting!

So happy astronomy day! Vote on our photos, or share your own pictures of starry skies.

#1 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt Report

MarikaStanway 1 year ago

Good choise :) Mikko's photography is amazing!

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#2 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Greg Gibbs Report

DanielleGoedhart 1 year ago

It looks like a cat's eye, gorgeous!

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#3 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Rick-Parchen Report

SallyVogel 1 year ago

Gorgeous! I wish I was there.

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#4 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Aaron J Groen Report

MaryRidingsGuarino 1 year ago

it's nice, but it's not starry LoL

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#5 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Meshari Aldulaimi Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

How can anyone give these arts any scores? This one looks like an eye of sort. Beautiful, and so creative. I love it.

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#6 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

mojo2u Report

Cookie 1 year ago

Wow, how did the photographer get that shot??

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#7 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Goff Kitsawad Report

AnaGrosso 1 year ago

where is this magical place???

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#8 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Ilhan Eroglu Report

TerriOwens 1 year ago

Wish I were there....! We don't have such beautiful treasures in the United States.

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#9 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Savannah Williams Report

Cookie 1 year ago

Ditch the 'hotel' and go for the 5-billion star hotel outside.

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#10 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt Report

Cookie 1 year ago

Looks like the Dreamworks intro.

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#11 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Andreas Athan Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Wow. Words fail me.

#12 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mike Mezeul Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

These wonders...man cannot replicate. Mother Nature rules. The cosmos rule. The infinite universe rule!

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#13 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Jonathan Sander Report

CindyLapointe 1 year ago

I want so badly to go sit by that tree ..... such peace. I can feel myself relax just looking at this beautiful picture. ♥

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#14 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Johannes Nollmeyer Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Australian sky most likely.

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#15 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Yunli Song Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

I agree with Owen-Williams below.

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#16 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

It's got to be Northern European country. Beautiful.

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#17 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Ilhan Eroglu Report

TerriOwens 1 year ago

Another magical kingdom...

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#18 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Is it the same place as the one prior? It's got the same atmosphere.

#19 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Yunli Song Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Ireland's coast? Beautiful

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#20 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Victor Liu Report

DavidHumphlett 1 year ago

HIS FACE IS ON FIRE!!!!!

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#21 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Stefano Vita Report

karenw. 11 months ago

Awe struck!

#22 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Fantastic.

#23 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mike Taylor Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Awesome. Lucky to witness such beauty.

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#24 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

atomiczen Report

KwihuiHalliday 1 year ago

Gorgeous. The lone standing rock formation looks just like a castle, and the waters, it's mote.

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#25 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

Mitja Kobal Report

DianaShively 1 year ago

Beyond amazing!!

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