Quadrantid meteor shower
July 10th, 2012
08:00 AM ET

The most amazing photos of the sky

Team iReport heard that Light Years is celebrating its first birthday this week, so we wanted to take a minute to look back at what's been an amazing year for celestial events.

Sky and space enthusiasts shared some incredible photos on iReport and Light Years, from the northern lights and the super moon to a rare solar eclipse and a space shuttle's final flight.

Scroll through the gallery above to see a few of the highlights.

And for a special birthday treat, iReporter Hans-Dieter Fleger of Atraa, Norway compiled this beautiful time-lapse video comprising some 1,000 images of the northern lights in September 2011 and April 2012.

The next time the sky puts on a show, share your photos with iReport! They could be featured on CNN.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Chris Dieterle

    Notice the UFO cross the sky through the lights starting at about frame 135??

    Pretty interesting...

    July 11, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  2. dsashin

    @Alongtheway You're right, thank you. Fixing now.

    July 10, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  3. Alongtheway

    Of the sky....not from the sky.

    July 10, 2012 at 11:28 am |

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