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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.

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Starry Night Sky

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Moon And Stars

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Looks Like A Starry Smoke

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Purple Milkyway

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Under The Starry Night Sky

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French Beach, Bc

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Tinted Skies

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Star Express

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Palouse Falls Galaxy

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Milky Way - New Zealand

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A Fisherman Contemplates The Milky Way

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Demul - The Hidden Village Of Himalayas

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Alexandra, New Zealand

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Ruckle Park

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Night In A Camp

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Workink Late

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Milky Way Beach Beauty Tasmania Australia

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Milky Way Over Donkey's Ears Peak

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Milky Way; Night Sky By János Kovács

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Magical Night At The Lake Side

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Bradwell On Sea, Essex

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Queenstown, Nz

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Starry Night Sky By János Kovács

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Like A Fairytale :)

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Reaching For The Stars

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