I'm starting to think that this is the beginning of another ice age.
So, I'm giving up on Earth. You should too. To encourage you, I would like you to visit http://www.astropix.com/, which contains some truly stunning astronomical photographs.
And a few other cool ones I dug up whilst googling (I make such a productive use of my time!)
http://www.mindex.be/astronomy/index.php?cat=15, which contains some interesting history on astrophotography (although I cannot vouch for the sources, the information seems accurate. Interested, but not interested enough to do the research myself, hah).
Van Gogh was ahead of his time!