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15 stunning photos of the world at night

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: The INSIDER Summary:&nbsp;The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest showcases the best photos of the night sky and the universe. The judges announced the shortlisted images from the 2017 contest. Here are 15 incredible photos taken by astrophotographers all over the world.<p><br>All eyes will be on the sun this summer with the first <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/solar-eclipse-viewing-no-crowds-2017-8"> solar eclipse</a> visible from the US in 38 years occurring on August 21. The real show, though, happens every night when the sun goes down.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory/insight-astronomy-photographer-year"> Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year</a> contest recognizes the best photos of the night sky and the universe taken by photographers all over the world. The winners will be announced September 14, but the panel of astronauts and astronomers recently shortlisted a selection of notable entries.</p><p>Here are 15 breathtaking photos that capture just how beautiful the night sky can be.</p>

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest showcases the best photos of the night sky and the universe. The judges announced the shortlisted images from the 2017 contest.

Here are 15 incredible photos taken by astrophotographers all over the world.

All eyes will be on the sun this summer with the first solar eclipse visible from the US in 38 years occurring on August 21. The real show, though, happens every night when the sun goes down.

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest recognizes the best photos of the night sky and the universe taken by photographers all over the world. The winners will be announced September 14, but the panel of astronauts and astronomers recently shortlisted a selection of notable entries.

Here are 15 breathtaking photos that capture just how beautiful the night sky can be.

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