"I'm always looking for new ways to see and image the aurora," says Your Shot photographer Mia Stålnacke. "I like finding a new vantage point, a new view." And looking up from a bridge in Kalixforsbron, Sweden, offered her just that. "It was like being in a spaceship traveling through the universe. Since the aurora is always moving, this view was exhilarating!" she says. "Such a great way to gain some perspective and really get a sense of how tiny we are, sitting on this little pebble traveling through space."
How do you capture the cosmos with your camera? This is the question—and assignment—I recently posed to the National Geographic Your Shot community. During our year-long celebration of space, Starstruck, I was curious how these resourceful photographers would capture all things celestial, from the earth to the skies above. Check out a selection of some of my favorites in the gallery above.