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September 2023 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Night Sky

While the darkness hides some marvels, it brings others front and center

Turn your eyes to the skies and behold the heavenly wonders. They say the stars at night are big and bright in Texas. Let’s space out a while and see for ourselves.

Mark Holly, Bandera EC: “It was a cold night, but I just couldn’t miss photographing this rare event, the super blood wolf moon eclipse.”

Jay Hobbs, Pedernales EC: “A barn light is a welcoming sight for livestock in Johnson City.”

Mike Prestigiacomo, Bartlett EC: “A sudden display of colors, like fireworks on the Fourth of July, burst overhead near the Big Dipper asterism, which can still be seen.”

Steve Coyle, Pedernales EC: “Under the stars from my campsite in the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. The moon was setting behind me, casting just enough light to make out Casa Grande in the dark.”

Martin Allen, Trinity Valley EC: “Milky Way panorama from Honey Flat campground in Caprock Canyons State Park.”

Gary Imm, Sam Houston EC: Taken on the shores of Lake Livingston in Southeast Texas, this nebula is appropriately nicknamed the Seagull Nebula.

Martin Allen, Trinity Valley EC: The Milky Way over Eagle Point in Caprock Canyons State Park.

Jennifer Adams, Trinity Valley EC: “I went to see a play in downtown Dallas and noticed this beautiful sight on the way back to the car.”

Martin Allen, Trinity Valley EC: The Rock Church outside Cranfills Gap with the Milky Way.

Cynthia Fontenot, Jackson EC: “Taken in late December while outside enjoying the cold weather in Edna.”

Frank Markovich, Grayson-Collin EC: St. Petersburg view from the Neva River in Russia.

James YBarbo, Deep East Texas EC: “The Milky Way and an old train tower in Marathon.”

David Matney, Central Texas EC: “Moon rising over the granite fields of Inks Lake State Park.”

Nancy Norman, Bandera EC: “The Maker of Peace bronze statue overlooks an ancient rock shelter at Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site.”

Peggy McCall, Central Texas EC: Fourth of July at Canyon Lake.

Gregory Temple, Pedernales EC: “The Milky Way rising over Indian Lodge in Davis Mountains State Park. ”