The Sun and Moon are the two most obvious celestial objects in the sky, and they result in the breathtaking pictures below.
Our readers have captured the Moon as the thinnest sliver of a crescent over a setting Sun and as a full face towering over nightscapes. They have also zoomed in to show exquisite detail on the quarter-Moon’s terminator, where the craters cast long shadows and every feature contains heightened contrast.
The Sun is an entirely different beast, fiery and ever-changing. Astrophotographers use filters to capture looped prominences and chains of sunspots. And perhaps the most iconic pictures result when the two celestial bodies align in the sky to produce stunning lunar and solar eclipses.