20 Dazzling Night Sky Photos from Across Canada
From wondrous constellations to stunning displays of the northern lights, this gallery of night sky photography from across Canada will inspire you to gaze upwards.
Under the Moonlight
Tyler Balon of Courtenay, B.C. captured this lovely moon rise at Point Holmes. The contrast of the moon’s pink-orange glow against the inky blue tones of the mountain and water make for a beautiful sight indeed!
Ribbons of Light
Swirls of the northern lights reflect in the glassy waters of Sylvan Lake, Alta. during a G2 solar storm in this stunning image sent in by Sheri Skocdopole of Condor, Alta.
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Shoot for the Moon
Did you know that there are eight phases of the moon? Guess which phase is shown in this photo and try to count all the craters! Thank you to Thelma Day of Bonaventure, Que. for sending this snap in.
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“Taken a few years ago, I still remember this windy night in May when, no matter where you looked, Lady Aurora put on a fabulous spectacle. I stayed out most of the night, taking many wonderful photos,” writes Sabine Cane of Tawatinaw, Alta.
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Paula Brown pulled out her camera for this magnificent Supermoon taken from Petrie Island in Ottawa. We love how the silhouette of the tree and hazy clouds add to the mystery of this picturesque scene.
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This absolutely magical photo of the auroras was taken in Cools Creek by Melissa Tokariwski of East St. Paul, Man. The colours are so vibrant that it looks like a painting!
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Forces of Nature
The moon shone bright above these wind turbines captured by Norma Keith from Baltimore, Ont.
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Kimberly Sibbald of Seven Persons, Alta. sent in this beautiful image of Comet NEOWISE and the Big Dipper reflected in Handhills Lake, Alta. The gradient of the sky as it transitions into night is beyond dazzling!
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Dark Side of the Moon
“I thoroughly enjoy capturing earthshine. This was taken in March 2021,” writes Lynn Mabley of Hinton, Alta. Did you know that earthshine is the reflection of light from Earth on the moon?
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Head in the Clouds
“In this picture, we went for Comet NEOWISE and were also blessed with noctilucent clouds. It was a wonderful night watching this. My kids and husband were with me. Everyone had to come as we will never see this one again,” writes Josephine Christensen of Edmonton.
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Eclipse at Dusk
Thank you to Andrea Girones of Kanata, Ont. for submitting this captivating time-lapse photo of a lunar eclipse rising over the Ottawa River.
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Nature’s Light Show
We’re mesmerized by this photo capturing a vibrant aurora borealis during a moderate geomagnetic storm. Thank you to Joel Weatherly of Edmonton for sending this shot in!
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Beaming in the Night
Did you know that the moon gets its glow by reflecting light from the sun? Its luminescence was captured by Gloria Pawliuk of Pense, Sask., framed here by pine needles.
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“This photo was taken by my daughter, Hannah, at Lake Minnewanka, Alta.,” writes Deanna Giles of Nepean, Ont. Thank you for sending in this striking view of the northern lights!
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Sky’s the Limit
The sky appears to be flecked with glitter in this otherworldly snap of the Milky Way above a field near Goderich, Ont. captured by Andrea Girones of Kanata, Ont.
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“An incredible display of auroras visible from our farm just east of Elmira, Ont. on October 24, 2011. By far the most intense display we’ve seen in the 12 years we’ve lived here,” writes David St. Louis. What a rare sight!
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Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alta. snapped this enchanting photo of a colourful night sky above the prairies. We’ve never seen a dreamier view!
“The moon was just rising above the Sleeping Giant, the landmark of Thunder Bay, Ont. It’s still early in the night so the landscape is visible,” writes Alan Cheng of Scarborough, Ont.
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A bright full moon peeks out beneath a haze of clouds, creating a mysterious atmosphere in this photo submitted by Maryalice Wood of Langley, B.C.
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