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.

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

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MarikaStanway 3 years ago

Good choise :) Mikko's photography is amazing!

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#2 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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DanielleGoedhart 3 years ago

It looks like a cat's eye, gorgeous!

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#3 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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SallyVogel 3 years ago

Gorgeous! I wish I was there.

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#4 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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MaryRidingsGuarino 3 years ago

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

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#5 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years 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

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Cookie 3 years ago

Wow, how did the photographer get that shot??

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#7 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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AnaGrosso 3 years ago

where is this magical place???

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#8 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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Cookie 3 years ago

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

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#9 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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TerriOwens 3 years ago

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

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#10 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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Cookie 3 years ago

Looks like the Dreamworks intro.

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#11 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

Wow. Words fail me.

#12 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years 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

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CindyLapointe 3 years 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

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

Australian sky most likely.

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#15 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

I agree with Owen-Williams below.

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#16 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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Mathy Aurora 11 months ago

Cool!Rarely you can see the starry sky if the sun is still there.

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#17 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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TerriOwens 3 years ago

Another magical kingdom...

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#18 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

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

#19 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

Ireland's coast? Beautiful

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#20 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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DavidHumphlett 3 years ago

HIS FACE IS ON FIRE!!!!!

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#21 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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karenw. 3 years ago

Awe struck!

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#22 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

Fantastic.

#23 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years ago

Awesome. Lucky to witness such beauty.

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#24 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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KwihuiHalliday 3 years 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

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DianaShively 3 years ago

Beyond amazing!!

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#26 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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SaraA 3 years ago

London night sky looks NOTHING like that.. I wish.

#27 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#28 Starry Night Sky

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#29 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#30 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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Emma Jones 1 year ago

Beautiful picture!

#31 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#32 Bear Mountain At Dawn

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#33 Skyline

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#34 Moon And Stars

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#35 Starry Night Sky

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#36 Starry Night Sky

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#37 Startrails

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#38 Looks Like A Starry Smoke

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Cookie 3 years ago

Can you actually see this if you're standing there?

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#39 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#40 Starry Night Sky

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#41 Purple Milkyway

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BenWrigley 3 years ago

Just gotta love those rocks!

#42 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#43 Visitor Ii

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BenWrigley 3 years ago

love the conceptual quality of this one.

#44 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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#45 Starry Night Sky

Starry Night Sky

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Cookie 3 years ago

He's peeing light.

#46 Under The Starry Night Sky

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#47 French Beach, Bc

French Beach, Bc

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#48 Tinted Skies

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#49 Star Express

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#50 Visitor I

Visitor I

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#51 Palouse Falls Galaxy

Palouse Falls Galaxy

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#52 Milky Way - New Zealand

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#53 Stargazing

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#54 A Fisherman Contemplates The Milky Way

A Fisherman Contemplates The Milky Way

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#55 Demul - The Hidden Village Of Himalayas

Demul - The Hidden Village Of Himalayas

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#56 Alexandra, New Zealand

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#57 Ruckle Park

Ruckle Park

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#58 Night In A Camp

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#59 Stargazing

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#60 Workink Late

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#61 Milky Way Beach Beauty Tasmania Australia

Milky Way Beach Beauty Tasmania Australia

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#62 Milky Way Over Donkey's Ears Peak

Milky Way Over Donkey's Ears Peak

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#63 Milky Way; Night Sky By János Kovács

Milky Way; Night Sky By János Kovács

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#64 Magical Night At The Lake Side

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#65 Bradwell On Sea, Essex

Bradwell On Sea, Essex

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#66 Queenstown, Nz

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#67 Starry Night Sky By János Kovács

Starry Night Sky By János Kovács

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#68 Like A Fairytale :)

Like A Fairytale :)

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#69 Reaching For The Stars

Reaching For The Stars

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#70 Starry Night

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#71 Crater Lake

Crater Lake

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