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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014: Astrophotographer Thomas Kast sent in a photo of an auroral display over Vihiluoto, Finland, taken on Dec. 6, 2014, Finnish Independence Day. He writes in an email message to Space.com: “It was Independence Day here, so it was great to see the lights in the sky. The city lights are from Oulu, and as you can see, the Baltic Sea is nicely frozen.” You can see more of Kast’s work on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. — Tom Chao
EPOD: Volcán de Fuego at Night | The photo shows Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego, in silhouette, as observed on the night of December 20, 2014. Fuego (12,346 ft or 3,763 m), one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, erupted on this clear starry night; a plume of flame, ash and smoke undulates on westward winds toward Guatemala's less fiery stratovolcanoes. Note the light pollution behind Fuego from Guatemala City and other urban areas. | Credit: Elisa Escamilla
Science and art unite in this beautiful photograph, taken in Chile’s Atacama Desert by ESO Photo Ambassador Adhemar M. Duro Jr. To create this visual masterpiece Adhemar pointed his camera at the sky’s south pole, the point at the centre of all the bright arcs and circles. All the stars in the night sky revolve around this point. Over a period of several hours, this motion creates star trails, with each individual star tracing out a circle on the sky.