Over at BBC Earth, they have a collection of 10 stunning night skies on Earth. These photographs show how breathtaking the cosmos above us is, especially the sweeping Milky Way.
My favourite image of the bunch is the one shown left (Babak Tafreshi / Science Photo Library), showing the Milky Way shining spectacularly over La Palma in the Canary Islands. Above the clouds, with no light pollution, the heavens reveal themselves in phenomenal detail.
Which is your favourite image? Have you managed to see the Milky Way in all its glory? Onwards!