Evening photo: Starry skies in China and Texas

Star trails and cloud shroud mountains in Huoshan County, east China’s Anhui Province Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

Bonus: The Milky Way arcs above an abandoned farm outside the former railroad town of Bartlett, Texas. Earth’s vast home galaxy spans 120,000 light-years from end to end. By Dan Whittaker