10 must-shoot events for astrophotographers in 2024

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon.
A total solar eclipse in North America is the astronomical highlight for 2024. Nikon D800mm with 600mm f/4; 1/8sec at f/10, ISO125. (Image credit: Aubrey Gemignani / NASA)

Surprise comets, unusual displays of aurora and astronauts’ toolbags being dropped into orbit are sky events no one can predict. Still, some events can go into an astrophotographer’s diary well in advance.

Over the next 12 months, everything from exciting eclipses and planetary oppositions to moonless meteor showers and a couple of bright comets could make 2024 an unforgettable year in the skies above. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.