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The Moon Smiled

An old Moon smiled for early morning risers.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Colourful Olives and Stars

A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Midsummer Midnight

A huge pile of basalt rocks is stretching over the slopes of Mount Schafstein.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Stars of Cologne

The moon is setting behind the historic riverfront houses of Cologne on the bank of Rhine.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Starry Night of Crete

The highest mountain range in the western part of the Greek island of Crete.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Misty Havelland

Ground fog is floating over the wet meadows of Havelland in eastern Germany.
by:
Bernd Proschold




An Autumn Night of Austria

A nightscape panorama on the Niedere (Lower) Tauern mountain range.
by:
Bernd Proschold




El Hierro Startrails

long exposure startrails over an empty mountain road of El Hierro island.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Early Morning on Oeland

The rising Milky Way arch is standing over the rocky shore of Oeland.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Mediterranean Winter Night

The Milky Way is standing over a remote beach of on the Greek island of Crete.
by:
Bernd Proschold




White Cliffs

The white cliffs of Ruegen are a famous landmark on the German Baltic sea shore.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Teide Moonset

The moon is setting next to Tenerife's famous volcano Pico del Teide.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Moonlit Mountain

The snowy slopes of Mount Sølen are illuminated by the light of the rising moon.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Mount Jiuhua Stargazer

A woman enjoys the view of the summer Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




Fireball over a World Heritage Village

A bright Perseid meteor over an ancient village in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Perseid on the South

A bright Perseid meteor over the south.
by:
Jeff Dai




Chasing Clear Skies

The Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua, one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism.
by:
Jeff Dai




Forest Galaxy

The Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua, one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism.
by:
Jeff Dai




Chinese Buddhism

The summer Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua, one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism.
by:
Jeff Dai




Planets in the Summer Sky

The summer Milky Way with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn from Mount Tiantai.
by:
Jeff Dai




Sacred World

The summer Milky Way and Mars from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




A Starry Night of Mount Jiuhua

The summer Milky Way with bright star Altair from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




Temple View

The summer Milky Way with bright star Antares and Mars as seen from a temple on Mount Tiantai.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mount Jiuhua Falling Star

The Milky Way from Cassiopeia to Cygnus with a green Perseid meteor
by:
Jeff Dai




Eclipse Night of Rhine

The eclipsed moon and the planet mars are painting bright light trails over Rhine River.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Andromeda Revealed

The constellation of galaxy of Andromeda against the landscape of an old mine in Dark Sky Alqueva.
by:
Miguel Claro




Oceanscape Eclipse

Mars and the red totally eclipsed moon above the Southern coast of Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Cap Rock Fireball

The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Perseids Near Los Angeles

The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
by:
Wally Pacholka




On the Top of Uludag National Park

Conjunction of Moon and Venus in a wide angle view from the top of Uludag National Park
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the late evening with the bright summer Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Caravan of Planets

Four bright planets as seen from near the town of Yenisarbademli
by:
Tunc Tezel




Addicted to Conjunction

Moon and Venus shine in the sky with bright star Regulus under the Moon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Lined Up in a Dark Sky

High forest lake near Bozcaarmut village, about 100 km east of Bursa in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Swedish Summer Night with Noctilucent Clouds

Bright electric blue Noctilucent Clouds (NLC)
by:
P-M Heden




Rotating Earth on the Bottom of a Crater

A 355-minute startrail image from Nisyros Island
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




The Shard at Night

A colorful lunar corona over the Shard of Glass, a skyscraper in London
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Watching the Red Moon Rising

Watching the eclipsed red Moon rising
by:
P-M Heden




Eclipse by the Southern Ocean

Lunar eclipse in strong morning twilight by the Southern Ocean
by:
Alex Cherney




Photography of a Lunar Eclipse

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century from the central part of Iran
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Dark Sky in a Total Lunar Eclipse

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century from the central part of Iran
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Foggy Eclipse in a Quite Abbey

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century at the Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity
by:
John Goldsmith




Red Planet, Red Moon, Red Sky

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century at the Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity
by:
John Goldsmith




The Changing Light in a Dark Lunar Eclipse

A normal Full Moon night vs the total eclipse time
by:
Kwon O Chul




Lone Stargazer in a Midnight Eclipse

The long lunar eclipse of the century in Reunion
by:
Luc Perrot




Longest Eclipse and Planets

Lunar eclipse, together with the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Parade, Eclipse, and a Flare

Moon and Mars, Milky Way and Saturn, as well as Jupiter and a flare from satellite FORMOSAT-2
by:
Miguel Claro




Moon Eclipse Trail

Mars appears close to the Moon during the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.
by:
Miguel Claro




Eclipse Sequence

Sequence of the Moon during the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.
by:
Miguel Claro




Alive to Dream

The arch of the Milky Way rises in this late spring night above a cloud-filled valley.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Annapurna Sky

A mosaic photo from Nepal with the magnificent view to 7000-8000 meters Himalayan peaks of Annapurna Massif.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Everything We Care

A young couple watch the starry sky with the Milky Way's central bulge facing them.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Milky Way over Damavand Volcano

Panoramic view of the rising Milky Way arch in late spring over the highest peak in the Middle East.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Orion over Hyrcanian Forest

A 180-degree winter night panorama in Hyrcanian forest under moonlight.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Perseid Meteor over Hyrcanian Forest

A colorful meteor streaks out from the rising Perseus on the peak night of Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Volcano Fireball

A fireball appears right above the slopes of Mount Damavand volcano.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Magellanic Church

The Large Magellanic Cloud appears in a telephoto view above a church.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Malagasy Family Observing the Sky

One of the special nights of my life in the small village in Coco beach near Morondava city.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




A Starry Night of Madagascar

This Striking nightscape is one of the most visited highlights of Africa in day time.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Baobab Worship

The core of the Galaxy stands above a baobab tree in this crystal clear night of Madagascar.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Tiger Nest at Night

In this multi-hour exposure, the rotating Earth formed star trails above the Tiger's Nest temple complex.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Camping on the Slopes of Sabalan

The summer Milky Way appears above Mount Sabalan, an inactive volcano in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




The New and Old Moon

In a clear colorful dusk the young crescent moon stands above a calm sea.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Night Glows

This night, several unusual glows were evident. Some near, but some far.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




The Joy of Aurora Chasing

In winter night of Lapland aurora breaks out in the partly clear sky with green rays and band.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Eclipse, Framed by the Clouds

An eclipsed Sun hangs in the clearing sky over Ternate, Indonesia, during the 2016 March 9 total solar eclipse.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Stanley Lake Eclipse

The shadow of the moon darkens the horizon at Stanley Lake, Idaho, moments before the total solar eclipse of 2017 August 21.
by:
Miguel Claro




A Single Photo of the Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse on 2017 August 21 above Wyoming.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Smith Rock Total Eclipse

Total solar eclipse of 2017 August 21 above rock formations and the Crooked River in the Smith Rock State Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stratosphere Eclipse View

The view through the windows of a jet, 45000 ft high, during the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




First Glimpse to the Great American Eclipse

Flying some 400km off the coast of Oregon above the Pacific Ocean, this was the view to the totality.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Last Bit of Eclipse

The partially eclipsed sun on the evening of 2017 August 21 sets over a farm land in Normandy, France.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Normandy Eclipse Sunset

The partially eclipsed sun sets behind the World Heritage Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Midday Darkness

A fisheye all-sky view during the 2-minute total soar eclipse of 2017 August 21, from Wyoming.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Totality, From the Earth to the Sky

A lake side view to the August 2017 total solar eclipse across the US.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Teton Eclipse

Wide angle view of the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse above the Teton Range as imaged from Driggs, Idaho.
by:
Alan Dyer




Idaho under the Moon Shadow

Wide angle view of the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse from Weiser, Idaho.
by:
Jeff Dai




Night Hours and Eclipse Day

An unusual fisheye composite image of the 2017 August 21 from the shore of Lake Magone in Oregon.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Eastern Oregon Totality

Wide angle view of the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse from Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud, Tarantula Nebula, and Canopus in Ganab (central Namibia).
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Galactic Kiss

Panoramic image of the Milky Way over a rock formation. Imaged from Damaraland, Namibia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Stargazing in Namib Desert

Milky Way above a Camp fire in Ganab region, Namib Desert.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Namibia Starry Night

Panoramic view of the Milky Way setting with Magellanic Clouds on the left.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Swan Clouds

Deneb and the North America Nebula of constellation Cygnus (the Swan), near the horizon in Namibia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Magellanic Shooting Star

The Magellanic Clouds above Acacia trees with the presence of a sporadic meteor to the left.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Southern View of Orion

Constellation Orion rises with the Moon at White Lady camp, central Namibia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The First Spring in the Desert

The central bugle of Milky way rises above the crescent spring of Dunhuang.
by:
Jeff Dai




Genghis Khan

The Big Dipper above the statues of Genghis Khan warriors in Inner Mongolia.
by:
Jeff Dai




Kaihua Spring Night

Spring flowers with the rising Milky Way at the break of dawn
by:
Jeff Dai




Starship Enterprise

Almost like Starship Enterprise passing in front of the moon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Road Trip

Green aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, appears above our car on a road trip in Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Second of Northern Lights

Northern Lights were so bright that my exposure for this image was only a second.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Belem Tower

The iconic landmark of Lisbon, the Belém Tower, at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Time Traveler

We will copy ourselves in time and bodies in a not too distant future.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions of Other Worlds

Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Skyline Moonset

The crescent moon sets in this telephoto images of Boston skyline.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Koyaanisqatsi

A single-exposure image on the first night of the year from Boston.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Acacia Caress

A beautifully curved acacia tree in a starry night of Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Teide Night Exposure

Time-exposure image of star trails around the North Celestial Pole over Mount Teide volcano in the Canaries.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Whitewater and Green Aurora

The rapids was roaring more than daytime as our sense of hearing is often stronger at darkness.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lighthouse Fisheye

A moonlit night at a lighthouse not too far from Sydney.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Pele in the Distance

Thunderstorm rages against pitch-black starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit in Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Bridge to Andromeda Galaxy

A small bridge in Campinho region of Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal
by:
Miguel Claro




A Christmas Tree Adorned with Stars

The luminous and colorful balls that sprinkle with magical sky of Dark Sky Alqueva in Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Bright Meteor and Planet Jupiter above Alqueva

A bright and fast meteor crossed the sky near bright star Arcturus
by:
Miguel Claro




Shadow of the Earth and Belt of Venus

The Earth shadow in a spring field from Campinho village in Alqueva region of Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Stars of the Forbidden City

Long exposure image of moon and stars trailing down to the western horizon.
by:
Jeff Dai




Through the Wall

The central region of Milky Way and planet Saturn above the Great Wall
by:
Jeff Dai




Orion Framed by Clouds

Orion is framed by fasting moving clouds in a winter night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Sky Filled by Green Aurora

Green aurora in fascinating forms fills the entire sky in this fisheye image from Lapland in northern Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Forest Stargazer

Great time with my family under the stars and next to campfire
by:
P-M Heden




Gotland Dark Sky

The summer Milky Way from a dark seashore of Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
by:
P-M Heden




Penningby Castle

Black & White view of night sky above Penningby Castle, a medieval private castle 70 km north of Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Sky above Pre-Viking Burial Mounds

Stargazers found a relatively dark sky near Stockholm in Vada burial mounds, ancient hills and resting place for Pre-Viking kings.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion Nebula and Stargazers

The Orion Nebula appears in a telephoto image on the backdrop of two stargazers on a hill-top.
by:
P-M Heden




A March Night of Sweden

Aurora in pink and green paints the sky of Sweden above a mountain cottage.
by:
P-M Heden




Painting in the Sky

Colorful aurora in pink and green paints the sky of Sweden above a mountain cottage.
by:
P-M Heden




Jupiter in Sweden Sky

Jupiter shines through thin clouds above a wooden cottage in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




A Jurassic Night

This dinosaur is one of the sculptures in this Southern California desert community with protected dark skies.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Neighboring Galaxies From Two Hemispheres

The two brightest galaxies of northern and southern skies are Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and Large Magellanic Cloud.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Hut with No Roof

I was at Kusaklikaya Peak of Mount Uludag (2160m), the highest spot which ski lifts go up.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mitla at Night

Long exposure fisheye image of stars moving across the sky from the World Heritage Site of Mitla in Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




A Mexican Heritage at Night

Long exposure of stars rotating around the north celestial pole from an equatorial latitude of southern Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Altiplano Nightscape

From altitude of 4500m on the Chilean Altiplano the Milky Way appears with Magellanic Clouds and green airglow.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Red Sprites and Milky Way

The rarely seen Red Sprites with the Milky Way in a stormy night of France.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Black Forest Storm

Late August, during the end of a stormy night, and fifty minutes of stars and lightning.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Magical Atmosphere

Mist, Milky Way, and a mountain cottage, formed a magical atmosphere on Vosges Mountains in France.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Sundog

Sundog appears next to the Fire watchtower of Veszprem, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Planets and Lookout Tower

An evening conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Saturn over the Fire Lookout Tower of Veszprem, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Celestial Dipper and Fall Colors

The Big Dipper appears over the autumnal landscape of Bakony mountains in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Scituate Moon

The Full Moon rises at dusk above Scituate Light near Boston.
by:
Dennis di Cicco




Mars Opposition

Mars shines brightly near its opposition.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




A Misty Dawn

Venus and Jupiter in a misty summer morning of Siberia.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




Yosemite Classic Beauty

Black & white image of the Milky Way from Yosemite with the setting moonlight on the Half Dome.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




From Outerspace

This fisheye view during the Perseid Meteor Shower shows the zodiacal band and the subtle Gegenschein glow.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Wolfe Creek in Time

A dark starry night is captured in this long-exposure sequence from the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater
by:
Kwon O Chul




Launch Cloud

A venting fuel cloud from the launch of a GPS satellite captured in this wide-angle photo from Alaska.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Surprising Cloud Above Stargazers

A cloud left by a missile test launch from a submarine of the coast of San Diego.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Fireball Glory

A fireball flashes in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Shooting Dinosaurs

The Milky Way and impressive sculptures scattered around the desert community of Borrego Springs.
by:
Dennis Mammana




King of the Cretaceous

Rising moon and one of the impressive sculptures in the desert community of Borrego Springs, California.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Sliding Down

A winterscape with Orion, and Venus in Taurus in the evening sky, between Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Celestial Winterscape

Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky on Fire

The night sky over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Asteroid Dust from Hawaii

The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moonlit Brazil

The southern stars in a moonlit night above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Meteor Shower by the Lake

A meteor during the Perseid Meteor Shower streaks against the summer Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




An Evening Sky Show

Moon, Venus and Jupiter are aligned at dusk from the Uludag National Park in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




After a Winter Storm

Moon and Venus next to constellation Capricornus in the evening twilight from Mount Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




We of the Night

We of the night will know many things of which sleepers will never dream.
by:
Ben Canales




Starry Night of a Pacific Paradise

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Oregon Winter Night

Camping at night on the shoulders of Mt Hood.
by:
Ben Canales




Windswept Coastal Pine

A coastal Pine at night.
by:
Ben Canales




Stargazing Through a Giant Dobsonian

The annual Oregon Star Party.
by:
Ben Canales




Above the Coast Road

Conjunction of Moon and Venus at dusk above a coast road in Reunion island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Piton Eruption

Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion island with the rising full moon in a stunning video.
by:
Luc Perrot




Reunion Abstract

Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion island with the rising moon at dusk.
by:
Luc Perrot




Moon and Erupting Planet

Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion island with the rising moon at dusk.
by:
Luc Perrot




Rorbu Moonrise

The full moon above a rorbu cabin in Lofoten Islands.
by:
Alex Conu




Distorted Moonrise

The full moon rises in a photo sequence from Lofoten Islands.
by:
Alex Conu




Ocean Moonrise

From the Reine harbor the Full Moon is rising above the Norwegian mainland.
by:
Alex Conu




Fireball Surprise

This -8 magnitude fireball streaked across the sky while I was posing on a rock for an aurora image.
by:
Alex Conu




Venus Transit

Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena.
by:
Alex Conu




My First Aurora

This was my first encounter with Lady Aurora.
by:
Alex Conu




Aurora Drive

A usual sight while driving at night in Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Norway Beach Nightscape

The Big Dipper and aurora above the Uttakleiv beach in Lofoten Island, Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Supermoonbow

Moonbow in a bright full moon night of Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Capming under the Aurora Borealis

Aurora above Uttakleiv, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




We Are So Small

Aurora Borealis from Reinebringen, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Game of Mirrors

Dancing aurora and snow-covered mountains of Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Space Station and Mount Damavand

This single exposure image shows how the International Space Station crossed the sky in a few minutes.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Earth and the Nighboring Galaxy

The bright elongated halo between the clouds is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
Ajay Talwar




Pangong Galactic View

The Milky Way dominates this star-filled view from the 4350-meter high Himalayan lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Reunion Annular Eclipse

A photo-sequence showing the entire annular solar eclipse of 2016 September 1, imaged from Reunion.
by:
Luc Perrot




Moon Family

The Summer Solstice full moon.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Sky Motion in the Equator

Ppanoramic view of star trails formed by the Earth rotation during this long exposure image.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Magellanic clouds from the Equator

The Magellanic Clouds, Canopus, and Achernar as seen from the Equator.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Orionid Meteor Shower (composite)

The 2015 Orionid meteor shower in October captured from Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Perseids from Southern Hemisphere (composite)

Perseid meteor shower captured from Namibia. The photo composite shows the shower peak activity over two nights.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Greek Ship in the Persian Gulf

Star trails above the Greek Ship, a cargo ship that since 1966 is beached on the coast of Kish island.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Nature Bridge in a Metropolitan

Star Trails above the Nature Bridge in Tehran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Planetarium Conjunction

From a planetarium in Tehran, the brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a close conjunction.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Shiraz at Night

A photo sequence from Shiraz formed this time-exposure image of star trails above the city's historic gate.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Triangle of Planets

Planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury form a triangle while in conjunction in the evening sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




Aligned in Moonlight

Antares, Mars, and Saturn aligned under the emerging Milky Way in this moonlit midnight.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Starry Night of Saskatchewan

Panoramic image of the Milky Way and aurora borealis during Saskatchewan Star Party in Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Sky at Nautical Twilight

The Milky Way, Mars, and Saturn, are photographed at the nautical twilight from a Himalayan lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Flaring Satellite

Like a fireball in a meteor shower, this bright Iridium Flare is caused by sunlit antenna of a satellite.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Ultimate Darkness

Constellation Andromeda in a starlit sky above and inside a lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Ladakh Night Meditation

Meditating on a dark starry night on the site of the National Large Solar Telescope in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Mesospheric Bore

An atmospheric phenomenon called mesospheric bore captured from China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Himalayan Lake and Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) appears over a lake in Ladakh area of northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Himalaya Rise

The dazzling Vega rises above Himalayas in northern India. The moonlight shines on the highest peak.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Infinity

Something internal and personal draws us out to the night sky.
by:
Ben Canales




Stormy Fisheye View from Iceland

Bright colorful corona of aurora borealis forming overhead, filmed from Iceland in a timelapse video.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Alberta Skies

The music video features timelapse imagery of night sky over beauties of southern Alberta, Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Paired retrograde: Saturn and Mars in 2016

Retrograde motion of Saturn and Mars in 2016.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars and Saturn in Retrograde Motion (composite)

Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The August Shower (photo composite)

The 2016 Perseid meteor shower in August captured from Uludag National Park in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets and the Galactic Bulge

Saturn, Mars, and Antares are almost lined up on this evening, with the galactic bulge next to them.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Southern Sky Above Ilha Grande

Southern stars and the Milky Way above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bursa Analemma & Mercury Transit (photo composite)

There is something more than a half analemma and the seasonal change in this multi-exposure image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Milky Way Sets

Under dark skies the setting and rising of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Aurora over Icelandic Fault

Moon and the northern lights over a lake in Iceland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Five Planets and the Moon over Australia

A grand planetary alignment of the moon and 5 planets in the evening sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury

Venus and Jupiter close conjunction at dusk.
by:
Alex Cherney




Jupiter Kisses Venus

A very close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter paired the brightest planets in the Earth sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Grand Planetary Alignment

The grand planetary alignment over Santiago de Chile, with Venus, Mercury, & Jupiter along with the Moon.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Las Campanas Moon and Mercury

This desert view toward sunset from the summit of Cerro Las Campanas in the remote Chilean Andes was amazing.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Story of Proxima Centauri

The closest star beyond our Solar System has a potentially habitable planet.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Golden Moon from Atacama

The warm glow and the clouds created amazing and a bit mystic atmosphere.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Hidden Mystery of Magellanic Clouds

The Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, our neighboring dwarf galaxies at 160,000 & 200,000 light years away.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Ripples Through a Dark Sky

Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent clouds roar in the sky.
by:
P-M Heden




We Are All Stardust

A black&white image of Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fireball

Immensely bright fireball streaks the sky above Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




El Capitan Shooting Star

The peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Moonset & Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Story of Civilization

A Meteor of Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space, Our Origin & Future

A man standing inside a gorge under the summer Milky Way, Alabama Hills, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Spaceship Earth

Planet Earth, a rotating cradle, a tiny fragile home to billions of life form in the space ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorado River in Evening Twilight

Stars emerge from the evening twilight in a partly cloudy night of the Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Worlds Apart

The full moon rising. The Lynn Shore drive near Boston, Massachusetts.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Seagull Dream

The full moon rising, from Boston NorthShore, Massachusetts.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Coal-fired Power Station at Night

Star trails appear in a time exposure image of Navajo Generation Station near page, northern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations Above Himalayas

Autumn constellations Andromeda, Perseus, and Auriga above the Himalayas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky and Cactus Forest

Stars in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile, above a cactus forest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Cherry Blossoms

This spring nightscape includes a flowering 500 year old cherry tree in Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Northern Lights in Senja

Senja, Norway’s second largest island and home to amazing landscapes.
by:
Alex Conu




Aurora Borealis Above the Beach at Flakstad

Aurora above the beach at Skagsanden, on the island of Flakstadøya.
by:
Alex Conu




Northern Lights above Reinefjord

An old fish factory stands deserted on the shore of Reinefjord, Lofoten.
by:
Alex Conu




The Milky Way Above Cathedral Cove

My first contact with the Southern Skies.
by:
Alex Conu




Zodiacal Light Before Dawn

Zodiacal Light, the light reflected from dust particles orbiting in the plane of the Solar System.
by:
Jeff Dai




Winter Hexagon over Manla Reservoir

A beam of car light broke the silence of Manla reservoir.
by:
Jeff Dai




Gems of the Winter Sky

Gems of the winter sky above the landscape of Mount Emei, a world mixed cultural and natural heritage in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Venus and Jupiter over Potala Palace

Close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter above the Potala Palace, the landmarks of Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Tibetan Skyscape

Starry sky above Laigu Glacier on the roof of the world.
by:
Jeff Dai




Starry Night of Gokyo

Starry night of Gokyo, a Sherpa village in Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Jeff Dai




Northern Cygnus over Tibet

The reddish glow of NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, and IC 5070 over mountains of Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Nepalese Himalayas

The Himalayas and monastery of Tengboche in moonlight.
by:
Jeff Dai




Milky Way over Ganden Monastery

Summer Milky Way appears dazzling over Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Flowering in the Summertime

The Milky Way and passing clouds over wild flowers in Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Big Dipper over Delingha Observatory

Big Dipper as observed at the Delingha Observatory, in Qinghai province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Embraced by Nature

A starry night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Sweden Polar Twilight

Beyond the regular clouds bright electric blue Noctilucent Clouds (NLC) appear in this image from Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Noctilucent Summer Night

Beyond the regular clouds bright electric blue Noctilucent Clouds (NLC) appear in this image from Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Misty River

A starry night of the Dal river in Sweden with a light source at the horizon.
by:
P-M Heden




Harmony of Nature and Dark Nights

The Milky Way in a late summer night, framed by trees in Färnebofjärden National Park, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




The Seven Sisters and California Nebula

In a winter night of Sweden, the open star cluster Pleiades (M45), is framed by tree branches.
by:
P-M Heden




Bolivia Moonlit Night

A moonlit night of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Lake Taisho Nightscape

A moonlit spring night of Lake Taisho in Kamikochi, Japan, with Venus setting above Hida Mountain Range.
by:
Shingo Takei




Kamikochi by Night

A starry spring night of Lake Taisho in Kamikochi, Japan, with Polaris, Cassiopeia, and a satellite flare.
by:
Shingo Takei




Jupiter and the Sickle

Dazzling planet Jupiter and the head of constellation Leo (the Sickle) rise above Oarai coast in Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Gateway to Ocean

Orion, Gemini, and bright star Sirius rises above an iconic Torii in Oarai coast of Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Oceanside Torii

Moonrise (framed by a Torii) and the Milky Way above Oarai coast in Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

The northern lights dancing in twilight above Slave River near Forth Smith, northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Perseids Above Canada (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower in August captured from British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Northern Sky Meteor

A bright Taurid meteor appears in this long exposure image of star trails and green northern lights.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Rocking Night of Iceland

Bright green aurora borealis above the Atlantic Ocean and Hvítserkur, an iconic landmark of northwest Iceland.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




The Night of Pueblo People

The Milky Way rising like an arch connecting northeast to southeast over Wupatki Indian ruins in Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Rocky Mountain Galactic View

The Milky Way, horizon to horizon, in a summer evening of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Colorado Summer Night

The Milky Way in a summer night of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Cactus Knows No Borders

The Milky Way arc above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in extreme southern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Organ Pipe Cactus

The Milky Way appears above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Yosemite Perseids (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower captured above the world-known Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Craters of the Moon

Prominent stars of the Summer Triangle are framed above the Craters of the Moon park in Idaho.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Idaho Starry Sky

The summer Milky Way above Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Above Yellow

The full moon rises over a field of rapeseed flowers in an April evening.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Sagrada Familia at Dusk

A three-day old crescent moon in the evening sky of Barcelona over the Basilica of Sagrada Familia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Tapolca Basin Winter Nightscape

Gemini and Orion rise above cloud- covered Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Rose Moon

Captured from the the shore of Lake Balaton the full moon rises over sculptures of Ferryman and Fisherman.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Glider View

In a picture taken aboard a glider above Lake Balaton, the full moon with the Earth shadow.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




NLC Clouds in Central Europe

In this summer evening of the World Heritage Site of Hortobagy, the first stars emerge from twilight.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Deep Purple

Dazzling Venus and Jupiter in morning twilight above a field of flowering clover.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Moon, Hyades, and Venus

Morning conjunction of the crescent moon and Venus over the the chapel of Csatar in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Celestial Triangle over Hungary

Moon, Venus, and Jupiter form a triple conjunction in the morning twilight of Veszprem, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Morning Planets and Autumn Colors

Venus and Jupiter pair in morning sky, only one degree apart, with much fainter Mars not far from them.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Star Trails Over Agia Foteini

One of the most basic types of astrophotography and yet equally stunning is that involving startrails.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




December Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The 2015 Geminid meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




Geminid Meteors (photo composite)

The 2015 Geminid meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




Rendezvous with Venus

This twilight view of dazzling Venus is from Salazie, one of three cirques of Réunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Starry Night of Mayotte

This beach on Mayotte island is renowned as an important place of nesting turtles.
by:
Luc Perrot




Sainte Marie Island

On the island of Sainte Marie (Nosy Boraha), Madagascar, there is very little light pollution.
by:
Luc Perrot




Full Moon and Eruption

The full moon rising above the erupting volcano Piton de la Fournaise.
by:
Luc Perrot




Fireflies in Madagascar

On the island of Sainte Marie, shortly after sunset, fireflies put on a show.
by:
Luc Perrot




Comet Photographer

Comet 252P/Linear appears as a little fuzzy green halo above the photographer in this telephoto image.
by:
Luc Perrot




Framed by Clouds

The Milky Way, framed by fast moving low clouds, rising over a lake on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Galaxy, Mars, and Shooting Star

Milky Way, Mars, Saturn, Antares, and a bright meteor. In the middle left the fuzzy green dot is comet LINEAR.
by:
Luc Perrot




Andromeda

Our neighboring large galaxy, M31 or the Andromeda Galaxy, above the mountains.
by:
Luc Perrot




Active Planet

Under the stars of our Milky Way, the eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano continues.
by:
Luc Perrot




Moon, Pleiades, and Lava

For the third eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano in 2015, the Moon and Pleiades were invited to the show.
by:
Luc Perrot




Eye in the Sky

360-degree image of the volcanic eruption of August 2015 on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Blurred Milky Way

The image was taken in a very humid atmosphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




Galactic Rise

Self-posing in front of the central bulge of our Milky Way.
by:
Luc Perrot




Banyan Tree and Conjuction

onjunction of Jupiter, Moon, Mars & Venus next to this beautiful Banyan tree on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Alone

The central part of our galaxy is photographed with a 50mm lens therefore the same scale as we see with the human vision.
by:
Luc Perrot




Partial Lunar Eclipse

At dawn, in this small port of Reunion Island, the lunar disk is gradually nibbling by the shadow of the Earth.
by:
Luc Perrot




Over the Top

The Milky Way above a sea of clouds and a volcano.
by:
Luc Perrot




Crossed Destinies

The Gouffre is a mythical place of Réunion Island. I love these places where the force of ocean mixed with a certain emotion.
by:
Luc Perrot




Alchemy

The dreamlike scene is one of the most beautiful places on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Comet Lovejoy

The comet Lovejoy (c/2011 W3) appears at dawn in the southern hemisphere sky.
by:
Luc Perrot




Raining Light

A night under the Northern Lights in Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Northern Lights above Reine

Northern Lights above the most scenic village in Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Lady Aurora Visits Kvalvika

Northern Lights above one of the most beautiful beaches of Lofoten Islands.
by:
Alex Conu




Game of Mirrors


by:
Alex Conu




Reflected Northern Lights

Northern Lights and the Milky Way from Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Aurora Discotheque

Colorful Northern Lights dance above the beach at Haukland.
by:
Alex Conu




Orion Fights the Bull above Lofoten

The sharp cliffs of the Lofoten Archipelago under the winter sky
by:
Alex Conu




Northern Lights above Sami Tents

Sami people inside their tents under the auroras.
by:
Alex Conu




Atacama Mysteries

Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Cosmos

Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Technology Abstract

Long-exposure image with a moving camera has captured an abstract picture of ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Shooting Star

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing with a Large Telescope

Self-portrait image of the photographer observing the night sky through a large Newtonian telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New England Stargazing

Stargazing, one of the most enjoyable hobbies!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rigel and Orion Nebula

Bright star Rigel and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Hunter

Orion, the Hunter rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Silent Night of Himalayas

A dark starry night over a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light on the Himalayas

Starry sky and the zodiacal light above a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas on the main trek to Everest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bristlecone Fulldome

Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Freedom

In the era to conquer the mysteries of the universe, still more than half of the world are fighting for freedom.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets in a Winter Morning

On this morning twilight winterscape of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle is formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twilight Winterscape

On this frozen morning twilight the winterscape appears with the moon and planets Venus and Mercury, just before disappearing in the dawn.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Solstice Strawberry Moon

The rising moon in June, reddened by the ocean haze, does actually look like strawberry!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Fusion (photo composite)

A collaborative work of two French TWAN photographers, combing images of northern and southern hemisphere sky.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Morning Planets and Geminid Meteor

A meteor streaks in the morning sky at the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower in mid-December.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Geminids over Creux du Van (photo composite)

The peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower in mid-December imaged from Creux du Van in Switzerland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora and Moonbow at Skogafoss

A challenging picture to execute. The spray of the waterfall freezes instantly on the lens.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Deep Partial Eclipse in Iceland (photo composite)

This photo sequence made from the famous Jokulsarlon shows the 2015 March 20 solar eclipse above Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora on Ice

The fish-eye picture made on Jokulsarlon Beach in Iceland shows a lunar halo and a strong aurora.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Night Drive in Chilean Andes

Scenic night driving in Chliean Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Rising Moon over the Andes

The rising full moon over the Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Road to the Stars

On the summer nights (in the southern hemisphere) the Milky Way perfectly aligns along the meridian.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Peering into the Cosmos

This is a pre-dawn view from Carnegie Las Campanas observatory located in the south of Atacama desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow Waves

Those are not clouds. This isn't aurora either.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Giant Sequoia

A giant sequoia tree under the stars.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Astronomers Home

Where do astronomers stay at the observatory?
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Extreme Airglow

No, this is not light pollution nor clouds in the night sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Deep Twilight at Sequoia

In twilight's embrace at Sequoia National Park in California.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




McWay Falls under the Milky Way

The falls is located in Big Sur of California, an incredible place by itself.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Pathway to the stars

This is the view from just outside of astronomer's hotel at Paranal observatory in Atacama desert, Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Easter Island skies

Truly dark and unspoiled view to witness when you stay at Anakena beach on Easter Island.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Twilight Mystery Times

Moon and Venus just after the sunset. Below you can see the cloud cover above the Pacific ocean.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Desert Flower

The rising Milky Way perfectly aligned with a local palm tree forming the perfect Desert Flower.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Sky Color Defines by Airglow

Did you ever wonder what is the real color of the night sky? Anything but black! Airglow defines that.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Color Storm

A moment of grace in the life of an aurora photographer. Nature has blessed us with a dazzling show in March 2015.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Pulsating Aurora

Pulsating aurora borealis in a real-time video from Iceland, during the March 2015 Geomagnetic storm.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Coronal Aurora

A bright colorful corona of aurora borealis forming overhead, filmed from Iceland in a real-time video.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Perseid Fireball in Motion

A fireball captured in real-time video at the peak of Perseids, a favorable annual meteor shower in August.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Lunar Eclipse in Timelapse

Timelapase video of the Total lunar eclipse of 2015 September 28.
by:
Stephane Vetter




The Five Peaks of Panchchuli

Timelapse video of the northern India night sky above the town of Munsiyari in Uttarakhand.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Beauty of the Northern Lights

The 5-minute music video features the the aurora borealis captured in still images, panos, all-sky, and videos.
by:
Alan Dyer




A Paradise by Day & Night

Of all the stargazing destinations I have been to, La Palma has been the most favorite.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Dancing Ghost

Once you're lost at night in the forest, and fog hides the stars, enjoy your time with some creative imaging.
by:
Luc Perrot




Another Night

A timelapse video clip of Reunion Island in day and night.
by:
Luc Perrot




Elevation

a timelapse movie from Reunion Island in Indian Ocean. The blend of physical elevation and spiritual elevation.
by:
Luc Perrot




Blue Moon & Eruption

On 2015 July 31 the Piton de la Fournaise erupted just hours before the full moon rises.
by:
Luc Perrot




Geminid Meteor Shower

Many shooting stars of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower appear as flashing streaks in this timelapse.
by:
Luc Perrot




Venus Transit Sunrise

http://twanight.org/newTWAN/photos.asp?ID=3003631
by:
Tunc Tezel




Saturn, Mars, and Antares

The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The North Celestial Tower

Circumpolar star trails above a 13-century tower in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




The Altiplano Night

The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way in Moonlight

The moon, morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the Milky Way in this nightscape over Oman Grand Canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Planets and Milky Way

Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this nightscape from Uludag National Park, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Halo from Atacama

The 22-degreen hale around the moon above the Las Campanas Observatory.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Rhine 360

Resulted from a 360-degree timelapse sequence, the star trails are captured from the bank of river Rhine.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Five Planets Parade

Five planets and the Moon are captured across the sky in this morning panorama from northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




ISS in Northern India

The International Space Station crosses the Himalayan sky in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Panchchuli Meteor

A meteor streaks the northern India night sky above the town of Munsiyari in Uttarakhand.
by:
Ajay Talwar




With and Without Light Pollution

Light polluted city sky is compared with an image of similar 3-hour exposure made from a dark place.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Totality above Ternate

The 2016 March 9 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Ternate North Maluku, Indonesia.
by:
Jeff Dai




Star Trails and Flying-Over Rock

Time-exposure startrail image of rotating sky around Mount Huangshan, in the Anhui province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Milky Way and Meteor over Huangshan

The arc of the Milky Way and a bright meteor are captured in this panorama from Mt Huangshan of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mars in the Badlands

Mars near its brightest, shining above the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, a World Heritage in Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Fulldome Photographer

TWAN-Korea photographer in action, imaging aurora with a multi-camera rig to capture the lights in fulldome.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Aurora and Sinking Dragon

Aurora borealis in curtains of green and purple above Hvítserkur, an iconic landmark of northwest Iceland.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Stargazer on Mount Hood

Standing on Cascade volcano Mt Hood, Oregon, facing north.
by:
Ben Canales




Mountain Town Lights

Even a small mountain town makes a large footprint of light, casting a glow into the surrounding mountains.
by:
Ben Canales




Paddle on the Starry Lake

Paddling at night in a star-filled lake near Mount Hood, Oregon.
by:
Ben Canales




Oregon Star Party

The annual Oregon Star Party in the US.
by:
Ben Canales




Flag Point Lookout

The winter night sky from the Flag Point Lookout in Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon.
by:
Ben Canales




Night Sky from a Dying Glacier

As climate change warm our ambient temperatures, this glacier gives an amazing show in its dying breaths.
by:
Ben Canales




Aurora Borealis from Greece

On a rare occasion the geomagnetic storm in November 2003 created strong aurora viewed as far south as Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Solstice Sun and Chalkida Bridge

The Sun sets on the summer solstice evening in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




The Golden Gate at Night

Star trails above the Golden Gate bridge. The photo-sequence of ~1000 frames.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Milky Way above Valle de la Muerte

Milky Way and Zodiacal Light captured after the nautical twilight near San Pedro de Atacama.
by:
Miguel Claro




Clouds, Airglow, and Stars

Captured during a night-time climb to Mount Pico in Azores, the view shows strong airglow in partly clear sky.
by:
Miguel Claro




Lisbon Light Pollution Panorama

Most city skies are empty of stars, vanished by light pollution.
by:
Miguel Claro




Sunset Sky Show

Conjunction between Jupiter and the crescent Moon at dusk, above the 25 April bridge in Lisbon.
by:
Miguel Claro




Lisbon Honey Moon

The full Honey Moon rises in June, captured in this well-planned time-lapse sequence.
by:
Miguel Claro




Vasco da Gama Moonrise

The Full Moon rises behind the "Vasco da Gama" bridge which spans the Tagus River near Lisbon.
by:
Miguel Claro




Lisbon New Moon

New Moon setting over city lights of Lisbon, Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Mercury and Crescent Moon Set

Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon pair above Lisbon after sunset.
by:
Miguel Claro




Bridge of Light

Bridge of light, connecting worlds, realities and dimensions.
by:
Miguel Claro




Circumpolar Star Trails and Assos Bridge

Star trails above a single arch stone bridge from the Byzantine era in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Venus and Jupiter Pair Above Germany

Close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter after Sunset from Pfaffensee near Stuttgart, Germany.
by:
Stefan Seip




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Forest Lake Unspoiled by Lights

Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Palm Planet

The Milky Way at dawn above palm trees in Buli, Halmahera, Indonesia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Indonesia Morning Show

Light of a cargo ship, and the crescent moon and Venus in the morning sky of Ternate.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Alignment and Taurid Fireball

A Taurid fireball is captured right one the edge, and a parade of moon & planets in the center.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Fireball on the Edge

A fireball during the Geminid meteor shower is captured the edge of this fisheye image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets and Observatory in Twilight

Morning breaks on the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Grus and Fomalhaut

A moonlit night at the edge of La Palma massive caldera, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
by:
Tunc Tezel




In Search of Natural Skies

The southern Milky Way from a remote island beach in Halmahera.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Ecliptic and the Galactic Plane

This all sky panorama photographed just before morning twilight shows the night sky of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Time Exposure in Munsiyari

Time-exposure image of stars rotating around the north celestial pole.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Spotlight over the Mountain

A rock climbing shelter glows warmth and protection on this route of Mt Hood, Oregon.
by:
Ben Canales




St Helens Nightscape

The Milky Way stands over the crater, while Portland city lights compete on the right horizon.
by:
Ben Canales




Across the Empty Expanse

Salt Lake City lights glow from one direction, but in others- there is nothing.
by:
Ben Canales




High Rocks Lookout

A firetower abandoned by the US Forest Service is open for any to stay in.
by:
Ben Canales




Night in a Fishing Village

The Large Magellanic Cloud over a small fishing village in Brazil.
by:
Ben Canales




Silent Meteor

An amateur astronomer calibrates his telescope during Oregon Star Party.
by:
Ben Canales




Lenticular Wonder

A lenticular cloud reflects the light pollution of Portland (Oregon), 50 miles away.
by:
Ben Canales




Sky Rover

A starry night imaged on assignment for Land Rover in the Eastern Sierras.
by:
Ben Canales




Past, Present, and Future


by:
Ben Canales




Utah Night Camp

Thirty days rafting the Utah rivers making a documentary along the banks of the Green River.
by:
Ben Canales




Surreal Nightscape

An experiment of the ISO abilities of the then-new Canon 1Dx.
by:
Ben Canales




Birthday Camp

The full moon illuminates the Oregon's Mt Jefferson landscape on a friend's birthday night.
by:
Ben Canales




At the Edge

An unlikely place to camp, makes for an imaginative night under the stars!
by:
Ben Canales




Abandoned and Eternal

An abandoned farm house near Dufur, Oregon, comes back to life under the eternal night sky.
by:
Ben Canales




A Starry Night of Lost Lake

The Milky Way rises over Mt Hood and the Lost Lake in Oregon for an unusually early thaw of the winter snow.
by:
Ben Canales




Planet Conjunction over Lake Annette

The conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mars over Lake Annette, in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Cassiopeia Over Red Rock Canyon

Northern stars over Red Rock Canyon at Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Columbia Icefields by Night

A 180° panorama of the Columbia Icefields by night, under bright moonlight.
by:
Alan Dyer




Star Trails over Columbia Icefields

The stars setting into the west over the Columbia Icefields.
by:
Alan Dyer




Star Trails & Moonbow over Bow Falls

The stars of the northern sky circle in star trails over Bow Falls, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Star Trails Behind Double Arch

Circumpolar star trails spinning behind Double Arch at Arches National Park, Utah.
by:
Alan Dyer




Standing Under the Stars at Grasslands Park

A 360° panorama of the landscape and skyscape at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Highest, Tallest, and Closest to the Stars

Mount Everest in Nepal, Mauna Kea observatory on Hawaii, and the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Easter Full Moon Above Boston

Panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River with the spring-announcing full Moon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Fine Art

Black & white image of Aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions Upon Billions of Stars

The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Arms of the Milky Way

The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Blue Moon, A View from Atacama

The rising moon after sunset. This was a Blue Moon, the second full Moon in a month.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Pillars of Stars and Colors

The night sky is definitely not black and we have a proof here!
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Listening to the Cosmos

View of the Milky Way and Zodiacal Light (with Venus shining inside) from ALMA site at the elevation of 5000 m.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way Arc and Red Airglow

The red clouds are actually not light pollution, but extreme and very bright atmospheric airlgow.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert

The Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Moon Halo in a Cloudy Night

The 22-degree halo (an atmospheric phenomenon) around the Moon in a rare cloudy night of Las Campanas.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way Fountain and OGLE Telescope

An interesting alignment of OGLE telescope and the Milky Way in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The 2015 Eta Aquarids meteor shower from Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow Sky

The night sky here is shining in orangish color due to oxygen airglow emission in the upper atmosphere.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way from an Andes Road

You can witness such a spectacular view if you happen to drive in Chilean Andes in April.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Totality Above Palms

The total solar eclipse of 2016 March 9 from Kota Pulu on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Tropical Island Dreaming

The 2016 March 9 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Halmahera, Indonesia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




2016 All Sky Eclipse View

All sky panoramic view of March 2016 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Indonesia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Rainbow Airglow over the Azores

Impressive bands of red and green airglow in the sky, captured during a climb up Mount Pico in the Azores of Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Solstice Star Trails at Dinosaur Park

Summer solstice twilight and circumpolar star trails over the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Red Chairs Under the Stars at Waterton

A nightscape scene at Linnet Lake area in Waterton Lakes National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Panorama from Pyramid Island Boardwalk

A 360° night panorama, lit by moonlight, taken from the boardwalk out to Pyramid Island on Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Perseid Meteors over Mt. Cephren

Two Perseid meteors the night before the peak of the meteor shower, caught in two separate exposures and composited into one frame.
by:
Alan Dyer




Orion Star Trails Through Turret Arch

The photo sequence shows a long exposure image of star trails above Utah's Arches National Park. Stars of Orion are visible through the Turret Arch.
by:
Alan Dyer




Orion Over the Snowy Hoodoos

Orion rising behind the iconic Hoodoos on Highway 10 east of Drumheller, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Moonlit Flowers and Anderson Peak

Alpine flowers in the moonlight at Red Rock Canyon, in Waterton Lakes National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Panorama at Cameron Lake

A 360° panorama of the Milky Way and night sky taken at Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Over Milk River

Photo composite of the summer Milky Way over the Milk River Valley and sandstone formations of Writing-on-Stone Provincial park, in southern Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Over the Icefields

Photo composite of the Milky Way over Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Saturn, Mars & Milky Way over Ranch Corral

Mars (bottom) and Saturn in conjunction at right, and the Milky Way at left, in deep blue twilight.
by:
Alan Dyer




Lunar Eclipse Sequence from Monument Valley

The total lunar eclipse of April 4, 2015 taken from near Tear Drop Arch, in western Monument Valley, Utah.
by:
Alan Dyer




Planets and Stars over Lake Annette

A panorama of a star- and planet-filled sky in the pre-dawn hours over Lake Annette in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Icefields at Moonrise Panorama

The Milky Way is fading into the blue sky of a moonlit night in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Full Moon and Flowers at Bow Lake

The nearly Full Moon rising at the end of Bow Lake, with purple flowers in the foreground.
by:
Alan Dyer




Eclipse Moonrise at Writing-on-Stone

The Full Moon rises in partial eclipse over the sandstone formations of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Big Dipper over West Mitten

The Big Dipper over the West Mitten butte at Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah border.
by:
Alan Dyer




Pyramid Mountain Nightscape

An aurora display appears to the right of Pyramid Mountain and over Pyramid Lake, in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Badlands Aurora

The Northern Lights over the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Athabasca Falls by Night

Athabasca Falls and Mount Kerkeslin by night, with the waxing Moon illuminating the distant landscape.
by:
Alan Dyer




Thoughts While Traveling at Night

The photo is inspired by one of the most famous poems in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




The Glories of Minya Konka

The faint autumn view to the Milky way and the Zodiacal Light over Minya Konka.
by:
Jeff Dai




Night Exposure of Purple Forbidden City

Stars trails around the north celestial pole above the forbidden city in Beijing.
by:
Jeff Dai




Stars and Planes over Chongqing

Airplane trails separate the battle of the starlight and the city lights of Chongqing.
by:
Jeff Dai




Riding the Top of the World

A lone motorbiker wends its way to Mount Everest's Base Camp, approaching from the Tibet side.
by:
Jeff Dai




Imaging Orion

Two astrophotographers are imaging Orion Nebula.
by:
Jeff Dai




Orion Over and Under Tibet

This single exposure image of Orion brings out many sky wonders beyond human vision.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mount Jampayang at Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn over Mt. Jampayang.
by:
Jeff Dai




Moonlight on Fresh Snow

The Big Dipper rises above the Himalayas.
by:
Jeff Dai




Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Milky Way and Yaqing Monastery

A view of Yaqing Monastery, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Iris by Moonlight

A fisheye nightscape view from Yamdrok Lake, 4500m above sea level.
by:
Jeff Dai




UFO or Rocket

What is this bizarre object in the sky? A UFO or a rocket?
by:
Jeff Dai




Southern Gems at the Horizon

Southern Cross and Carina Nebula in the southern horizon of Dashanbao in southwest China, which is located at latitude 27° degrees north.
by:
Jeff Dai




Guard of Honor

The night sky over a Buddhist shrine in Yunnan province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Geminid Meteor over Nepal

Above lights of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Nepal, a meteor streaks the sky next to the stars of Orion.
by:
Jeff Dai




Colorful Solar Corona over Himalayas

A solar corona appeared when thin clouds partially veiled the sun.
by:
Jeff Dai




Yaks in a Tibetan Night

With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky of Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




All Sky of Yamdrok Lake

Tibetan sky at the break of dawn with the band of the Milky Way.
by:
Jeff Dai




Airglow Ripples over Tibet

The atmospheric Gravity waves revealed by airglow is captured from the Tibetan Plateau.
by:
Jeff Dai




Stellar View from Monarch Cave

A stellar view from inside Monarch Cave, an Indian ruin site in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sand Dune Galaxy

The Milky Way above sand dunes in the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Route 66 Milky Way

Body of an old car in Arizona with the summer Milky Way above.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Galaxy and Colorful Badlands

The summer Milky Way above Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties of northeastern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Native Night Sky

Milky Way rises over Indian Cliff Dwellings in Bandelier National Monument.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dark Sun over Ternate

A dark Sun hangs in the clearing sky over a volcanic planet in this skycape during March 2016 solar eclipse.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter vs. Summer

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Forest Window

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lined Up Planets

Above a cloud-covered valley in Uludag National Park, a parade of planets and the Moon is photographed at dawn.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Morning Planets

This morning twilight view from Uludag National Park in Turkey has 3 planets and the moon
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planetary Parade

The all-sky image shows the winter constellations and a caravan of 4 planets and the crescent moon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Midnight All Sky Clock

All-sky view from the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory with adaptive optics laser in operation.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Pair at the Horizon

Orion and Gemini rise above lights of Bursa in this summer morning view. But there is more that.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Turkey Winter Nightscape

Panoramic winterscape of a starry night on Mount Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Nacreous Clouds

Polar stratospheric clouds, known as nacreous, can form in polar regions of stratosphere during winter.
by:
P-M Heden




Cosmic Clouds in Cygnus

Using nebula filter and a tracking mount it was possible to capture a detailed view of some nebulosity in Cygnus in a single-exposure image
by:
P-M Heden




Tracking a Lynx

Moonlit nightscape of Sweden. The Pleiades and Jupiter are in the sky. Foot print of a Lynx is on the snow.
by:
P-M Heden




Mystic Forest

A mystic forest in a moonlit winter night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Arctic Nightscape in Sweden

A moonlit winter night at the frozen shore of Baltic Sea in Almsta, Stockholm County, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Zodiacal Light from Sweden

The zodiacal light and the faint winter Milky Way above a river in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Sharing the Sky with My Family

TWAN photographer shares the elegant view of the moonrise, with his kids.
by:
P-M Heden




A Common Sight in Sweden

Aurora beyond a forest in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Earth & Sky in Spring

Wide-angle view of the full moon rising at dusk over a field of rapeseed flower in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Badacsony Winter Sky

Constellation Orion rises above cloud- covered Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Eucalyptus Solitude

A lonely Eucalyptus tree rests under the southern Milky Way.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Namadgi Galactic View

Southern view to the Galaxy, seen from the Namadgi National Park near Canberra.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Moon and Mercury over Canberra

Moon and Mercury in twilight, over the National Library of Canberra, Australia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Blue Moon Rising

The rising full moon at dusk above the Fire Tower in the historic heart of Veszprem, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Croatia at Dusk

The crescent Moon (4 days old) shines at dusk over the medieval city of Nin, Croatia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Couples

A couple enjoys an evening show by the two brightest planets in the Earth sky, pairing in a celestial conjunction.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Wolf Moon and Frozen Lake

The bright Wolf Moon (the full moon in January) shines on the frozen Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Earth & Sky in Autumn

The Milky Way stands vertically over the western horizon in the northern hemisphere autumn evenings.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Canberra Stargazing

Stargazing in the Namadgi National Park, about 40 kilometers southwest of Canberra, Australia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Another World At Night

Ever been on another planet? Well, this is where I thought I was when imaging on the Chilean altiplano.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Planets in Twilight

A careful look to this morning twilight image you might find 4 planets lined up along the ecliptic.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Christmas Full Moon

The full moon rises at dusk on Christmas day, in the backdrop of Seoul Tower.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Citizen Science Telescopes

The Milky Way arching over TAD robotic telescope on Tenerife, one of the first free access robotic telescopes.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




When the Storm Arrives

Dramatic aurora display is captured in this panoramic view from the Gullfoss waterfalls in Iceland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Heavenly Colors

A very strong aurora display in vivid colors, photographed from Haukadalur geothermal area in Iceland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Geysir Lights

Fisheye view (fulldome) of an aurora-filled sky, following a solar storm, photographed from Geysir in Iceland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Gullfoss Show of Colors

The popular Gullfoss waterfalls in Iceland are pictured under brilliant auroras.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




More than a Starry Sky

In this all sky view from Observatorio del Teide (IAC) on Tenerife, Canary Islands, there is more than a starry sky.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Zodiacal light Across the Sky

The Zodiacal light in its all extenion and glory appears at dawn in this fisheye image.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Azadi Evening

The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter form a triple conjunction in the evening sky of Tehran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Guten Morgen Saarland

Venus and Jupiter are coupled in a close conjunction in the morning sky with Mars, above Saar Loop.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Venus, Saturn, India

A close conjunction (celestial pairing) of Venus and Saturn in the morning sky.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Pico Veleta Winter Night

The 30-meter IRAM radio telescope on Pico Veleta of Spain, explores the universe in millimeter wavelengths.
by:
Serge Brunier




Allen Telescope Array

Allen Telescope Array in northern California, scanning the sky for possible ET signals.
by:
Serge Brunier




Observing Gamma Universe from Namibia

Located on Khomas Highland of Namibia is an array of large Gamma ray detectors known as HESS.
by:
Serge Brunier




A Martian Night on Earth

The starry sky above the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
by:
Serge Brunier




Search for ET Signals

Timelapse video of Allen Telescope Array in northern California, scanning the sky for possible ET signals.
by:
Serge Brunier




The Dish in Motion

Timelapse video of the 64-metre radio-telescope in Australia, also known as The Dish.
by:
Serge Brunier




Room with a View

Some 400km above the Earth, astronauts in the International Space Station have exceptional views to the home.
by:
Christoph Malin




Nameless

Timelapse video clip of nightscapes on the Canary islands of La Graciosa and La Palma.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Poplar Night

Time-exposure image of star trails above poplar trees in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




One Family One Sky

A family stargazing night is memorized by this fisheye image on the Hatu peak in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




My Imaging Paradise

The timelapse video clip reviews a family stargazing trip on the Hatu peak in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Thunderstorm & the Galaxy

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Evening Show

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Veils

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Valley of Stars

Orion and bright star Capella above a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Sky

The summer Milky Way over an ancient pine tree forest in Cedar Breaks National Monument, southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky of Ancient Pines

This fisheye view from Utah has captured the moment of moonrise where the sky begins to brighten in blue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy on the Shoulder of Grand Teton

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Name a Better Hobby

Astronomy is one of the most enjoyable hobbies world-wide.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Extreme Weather

Star trails in a closeup view of lightnings and a storm cloud during a summer evening of Maui, ‪‎Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Stars

A ‪starry‬ night at the shore of Southern Ocean in ‎Australia‬. The next landmass across this ocean is Antarctica.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Valley of the Moon

The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars on Mauna Kea

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way, Antu, Kuyen

The central region of the Milky Way in the backdrop of VLT telescopes Antu (UT1) and Kueyen (UT2) on Paranal Observatory.
by:
Miguel Claro




Startrails Around the South Pole

This time-exposure image of startrails include southern stars rotating around the south celestial pole, over astronomers residency in the European Southern Observatory.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way from Chajnantor Plateau

The heart of our Galaxy, full of gas, dust, and star clusters, appears next to the fainter white-blue zodiacal light in our own Solar System called the Zodiacal Light.
by:
Miguel Claro




ALMA and Crescent Moon

After the sunset begins the nautical twilight and the sky is painted with a beautiful pallet of blueish and orange colors, with the gentle appearance of brighter stars.
by:
Miguel Claro




Panoramic Milky Way from ALMA

The arc of the Milky Way, the Zodiacal Light crossing the sky, and Magellanic Clouds, all framed in this panoramic view from 5000 meters high on chajnantor plateau in Chile.
by:
Miguel Claro




Scar in the Moonlit Sky

An unusual cloudy sky hiding part of the Milky Way, while the moon is trying to shine behind the clouds.
by:
Miguel Claro




Sun Pillar over Cerro Paranal

A sun pillar is a vertical shaft of light extending upward from the sun.
by:
Miguel Claro




Green Airglow and Auxiliary Telescopes

Night sky above Cerro Paranal observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Miguel Claro




Paranal Residencia and Southern Constellations

Astronomers residency, built under the surface, in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile, like a human base on another planet.
by:
Miguel Claro




Moon Corona in Paranal Twilight Sky

After sunset the partially cloudy sky promoted the appearance of a beautiful show of colors, as well as an optical phenomenon called Corona.
by:
Miguel Claro




A Romantic Scene in a Lovely Sky

In this colorful twilight scene, two skywatchers enjoy their passion to the Universe, with the crescent Moon shining through the clouds.
by:
Miguel Claro




Alamut Castle Conjunction

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Road to the Top

Milky Way over the the summits ridge of Mt. Uludag (Turkey).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Window to the Sky

The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Boreal Summer

Summer constellations and the Milky Way shine bright.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Night Begins with a Show

Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon just after sunset.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bright Planets, Big City

Venus and Jupiter in their closest conjunction since 1999.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Evening Gathering

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon in the evening sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Calm Water, Planets and a Crescent

Moon, Venus and Jupiter over the Lake Uluabat, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Summer Evening Lights

Venus, Regulus, Saturn and the Moon are hanging low over the western horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Aldebaran Reappears

The brightest star of Taurus appears next to the moon after an occultation.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nebula Rising

A single-exposure image of Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with 3 stars of Orion Belt.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Laser Show

The observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, is recognized a world's premier astronomical research facility.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine & Smoking Giant

The new moon with the Earthshine above a towering Cumulus cloud.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Full Glory

Atmospheric phenomenon known as the Glory, seen together with a full circle fogbow on a rare occasion.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet & the Dish

Comet PanSTARRS C/2014 Q1 and the crescent moon above the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Autumn Night Near Boston

Time exposure image of floating autumn leaves following a stream on a pond near Boston, New England.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Drive to the Center of the Galaxy

How long is a drive to center of the Galaxy? If you keep going at a highway speed, it takes 300 billion years!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nambung Night Sky

The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, Chapel, and Stars

Tuscany at night with stars above a historic chapel, an old well, and iconic Cypress trees of the area.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Vatican New Moon

The thin crescent new moon above Vatican, seen from Rome.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Typical Italian Face

Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sevanavank & Center of the Galaxy

The silhouette of a historic church in Armenia against the lights of our galaxy.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stranger of the Night

The Milky Way over a tree near the Grand Canyon rim.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A True Persian Wedding

The couple chose the natural starry sky to be their wedding photo background.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




AstroWedding

The couple chose the natural starry sky to be their wedding photo background.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Reliving Analog Astrophotography

Star trails above sandstone formations on Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Night of the Train

Autumn Milky Way over the historic Grand Canyon Railway.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Nocturnal

The crescent Moon sets over Grand Canyon horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Glorious Night Skies of The Himalayas

Timelapse videos captured on locations in the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Where Ganga Begins

Nightscape view of a bend in the Ganga river.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A DOT Opens to the Sky

The Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), 3.6m diameter and the largest telescope in India
by:
Ajay Talwar




Two Planets in Light

The two nearest planets to the Earth appear together in the dawn sky.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Observatory on the Devasthal Peak

Star trails in a long-exposure telephoto image of Devasthal, in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Orb of the Night

The crisp view of the moon in the pristine Himalayan sky.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Five Peaks of Panchchuli

This moonlit nightscape from northern India includes the Panchchuli peaks.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Looking Up from 5000 Years Down


by:
Ajay Talwar




Darling Venus & Jupiter

The two brightest planets join over the Coathangar and Sydney's Opera House.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Narita-san

Star trails above the historic village of Narita, Japan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Three Storied Pagoda

Star trails above Nartia, Japan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Island Fogbow

The volcanic area of Cumbre Vieja on the Canary island of La Palma.
by:
Bernd Proschold




After Totality

The starry sky during a lunar eclipse over La Palma.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Taurid Meteors

Two meteors on a 15-second single exposure image, both related to the Taurid meteor shower.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Night Sky at the Border of Texas & Mexico

The Milky Way arch rising over Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The White Sands at Night

The Milky Way above White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Galaxy Rises Above White Sands

The Milky Way arch rising over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Painted Desert at Night

The Milky Way arch rising over the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dippers Above Wupatki

The Big & Little appear over Wupatki's Castle Indian ruins in Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Petrified Wood

The Milky Way over Petrfied Logs in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Leonid and Zodiacal Light

An earthgrazer fireball crosses the sky horizon to horizon during the Leonid Meteor Shower.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Under the Starry Clouds

Timelapse videos made during the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower, on the Alps near Mount Matterhorn.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Ice Dancing

Fascinating timelapse video of aurora with the sound of breaking ice.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Under The Lights

Under the lights of aurora and eruption of Holuhraun volcano, timelapse videos of southern Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Colors In The Night

Iceland nightscapes in motion.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Svartifoss Starry Night

More than 3 hours in Svartifoss Arena in Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora and Volcanic Light Pillar

Ice clouds have created a pillar of light.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Startrails at Tenerife

A startrail of 3 hours in the island of Tenerife
by:
Stephane Vetter




In the Whirlwind of Aurora

A swirl of northern light falls on a photographer.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Angelic Sky

A moonbow and a visible aurora in a full moon night of Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Panoramic Clouds Over Skogafoss

A wide panoramic nightscape image from Skogafoss waterfall in southern Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Winter Night in Iceland

After three nights waiting at the place, the night sky cleared up in southeast Iceland over the country`s highest mountain.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Day Breaks at Needles of Vik

Early morning in the southern Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Stormy Night in Iceland

A surreal atmosphere with the needles of Reykjanesviti, the place of Iceland's oldest lighthouse in the southwest.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Litrikur Stormur

Auroras illuminated the horizon in 360 degrees.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Night of the Geomagnetic Storm

March 17, 2015, a date that will remain in the memory of many aurora photographers.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Small Comet and Little Planet

The image is a panoramic projection into little planet. it includes comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy in the night sky.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Night of the Long Leonid

A dazzling green light illuminates parking like in daylight.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Climbers Against Shooting Star

A shooting star at the peak of the Perseids annual meteor shower.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Kirkjufell Mountain in Iceland

The Big Dipper just above the Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora Over Jokulsarlon

A panorama with a double arch: the Milky Way and Aurora.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Planets of the Morning

planet Earth's horizon stretches across this Solar System group portrait.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Eclipsed in Southern Skies

The Milky Way and the totally eclipse moon hang over domes of the twin 6.5 meter Magellan telescopes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way with Airglow Australis

After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon

In July 2015 Comet C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) brightened quickly and unexpectedly.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




At the Limit of Diffraction

Visual observation of famous double star system Alpha Centauri.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Eclipse at Moonset

Seen through the subtle colors of the predawn sky a lunar eclipse is in progress above a sea of clouds.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Zodiacal Light before Dawn

Stretching high into the starry sky the conical glow is sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system plane.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




ALMA Milky Way

This all-skyscape was taken 5,100m above sea level, from the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Lyrids in Southern Skies (photo composite)

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22nd.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Gegenschein Over Chile

A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Geminid Meteors over Chile (photo composite)

From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Naked Eye Nova Centauri 2013

Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot from the southern hemisphere but there is an extra star in this view.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Delphinid Meteor Mystery (photo composite)

Over five hours of several exposures captured this photo-composite of meteor streaks and the Milky Way.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Atacama`s Cloudy Night

storm clouds do sometimes come to Atacama desert, known as the driest place on Earth.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow, Gegenschein, and Milky Way

As far as the eye could see, it was a dark night but intense airglow was visible to the camera.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Comets Lemmon and PanSTARRS Peaking

Two notable comets, both at their peak brightness in March 2013, are photographed in a single view.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Morning Line of Stars and Planets

Bright stars and planets appeared to line up in this early morning view.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




3 ATs

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Snows of Paranal

Meteor and a satellite streak over a rare view of snow-covered Atacama Desert.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes

Panoramic view of the night sky over Cerro Paranal during a total lunar eclipse.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Chilean Skyscape

Venus and Jupiter are paired above the setting band of the Milky Way.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Gegenschein Over Chile

A faint glow known as the gegenschein can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Laser Strike at the Galactic Center

Astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) measures distortions of Earth's changing atmosphere.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Pleiades Telescope

The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, seen above Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky is My Second Home

A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Celestial Beacons

These two celestial beacons are Venus and Jupiter coupled in a close celestial conjunction at dusk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Delights for City Dwellers

Venus and Jupiter are coupled over Boston. There are many sky delights even for city dwellers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurid Fireball

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Visit the Volcano

The Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
by:
Luc Perrot




Eruption View of Maïdo

Nightscape view of the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
by:
Luc Perrot




Comet PanSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS C/2014 Q1 is visible just above the mountain.
by:
Luc Perrot




Alone

The center of the Galaxy very high in the southern sky.
by:
Luc Perrot




Mauritius View from Reunion Island

Night time view of Mauritius lights seen from Reunion Island
by:
Luc Perrot




Conjunction above Saint-Denis

Venus and Jupiter in a close conjunction seen above Saint-Denis, Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Venus & Jupiter Conjunction

Venus & Jupiter in a close conjunction seen from Bel-air lighthouse at SainteSuzanne on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Milky Way & Morne de Fourche

The Milky Way glows above the Morne de Fourche on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Volcanic Atmosphere

The crater Caubet illuminated by the glow of an erupting volcano.
by:
Luc Perrot




Montain and Nebula

The Carina Nebula is visible above the Morne de Fourche summit on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Jupiter and the Volcano

Night sky above Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
by:
Luc Perrot




Salazie at Night

Nightscape of the Salazie Viewpoint on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Tree Fern

The tree fern at night on the Reunion Island. They can be easily found from 500m altitude in damp places.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Balcony

The Milky Way over a platform on an extinct crater of the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Three Galaxies & Zodiacal Light

View of the zodiacal light from the Plaine des Sables on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Bridge

The Anse des Cascades under the stars of the Milky Way.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Cave

The Milky Way seen from a cave located on the west coast of Reunion.
by:
Luc Perrot




Vertigo

The Magellanic Clouds from the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Scorpion

The central part of our galaxy with the magnificent Scorpius (the Scorpion) constellation.
by:
Luc Perrot




Like a Dream

A sea of clouds invaded the enclosure of a volcano with the Galaxy above them.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Magic Sight at Night

The TWAN photographer`s son joined him to enjoy the zodiacal light and the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




Windmills at Night

Tthe island of Gotland, with old windmills in the countryside, under the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




River Milky Way

The Milky Way in the starry sky above the Färnebofjärdens National Park.
by:
P-M Heden




Erken Aurora

Purple pillars near Stockholm, Sweden, by the lake of Erken.
by:
P-M Heden




Heavy Green Airglow

Strong green airglow almost all over the sky with the Milky Way above Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Old Oak Night

Where the north meets the south in Sweden in the Färnebofjärdens National Park.
by:
P-M Heden




Nebulae in the Sky

A detailed view of some nebulosity in Cygnus
by:
P-M Heden




Aurora Proton Arc

A rare type of aurora appears in an all-sky image made with a fisheye lens.
by:
P-M Heden




The Seven Sisters

Pleiades is one of the most eye-catching deep sky objects to the naked eyes.
by:
P-M Heden




An Island in the Sky

The Andromeda Galaxy is the furthest object you can easily see in a dark night with unaided eyes.
by:
P-M Heden




Aurora Above a Sami Village

Faint colorful Aurora with planet Jupiter at Rensjön village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Geothermal Auroras

A coronal aurora and the gas column from a solitaire in geothermal area of Hverir, near Myvatn.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Night on a Spooky Planet

Fumaroles geothermal area of Hverir and geomagnetic activity from auroras.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Full Moonbow at the Full Moon

Moonbow above the Gulfoss, Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Waterfalls, Auroras, Comet in Iceland

Aurora and the comet Panstarr over the waterfall Gullfoss, Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Starry Night and Land Art

Rock balancing art of nature at night.
by:
Stephane Vetter




The Waterfall and the World at Night

The arch of the Milky Way meets the aurora just above the horizon.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Geminid Meteors over Tenerife (photo composite)

The Geminids meteor shower at Roques de Garcia, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stephane Vetter




When the Fog Lifts …

A temple under the night sky, when the quarter moon has just risen.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Milky Way Over Switzerland

A panoramic view above the Creux du Van, showing the celestial curve of the Milky Way.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora and Unusual Clouds Over Iceland

The colorful iridescent clouds and green aurora.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Milky Way Over Mont-Blanc

The galactic center sets on the summit of Mont Blanc.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Blue Water and Green Aurora

An incredible opportunity to have such visible auroras in gibbous moon.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Aurora Over Raufarhöfn

A coronal aurora above the Arctic Henge, a monument near the Arctic Circle.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Colorful Night in Iceland

A visit to the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, located upstream of Godafoss.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Light Rain in Hvitserkur

The drapes of the aurora fall on Hvitserkur basalt formation.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Summer Triangles over Japan

The bright stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair (Summer Triangle) above Gunma, Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




A Celestial Companion

A kid is fascinated by the view of the young moon in the evening sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




2015 Perseid Meteor Shower (photo composite)

Allsky view of brightest meteors of 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Tihany at Dusk

Venus in conjunction with Pleiades star cluster in Taurus.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Venus, Pleiades, and Blossoms

Venus in the evening spring sky of the Bakony mountains in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Adriatic Summer Night

The Milky Way and planet Saturn over the Adriatic Sea from the island of Vir, Croatia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Triumvirates

Watching the conjunction of Moon with Venus and Jupiter over the Adriatic Sea.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Lighthouse Melagavi

The lighthouse at Cape Melagavi, Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




The Arch at Night

The cascade of eroded limestone is gently illuminated by crescent Moon.
by:
Alex Cherney




Late Twilight at Bryce Canyon

As the Sun gets lower, the stars and Milky Way take center stage above Bryce Canyon.
by:
Alex Cherney




Green Fireball above 12 Apostles

A brilliant fireball above the Southern Ocean at the 12 Apostles National Park.
by:
Alex Cherney




Bridge to Other Worlds

The Milky Way Galaxy stretches above "The Dish".
by:
Alex Cherney




Before Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

The first Sun rays and strong natural airglow light up the sky above the Grand Canyon.
by:
Alex Cherney




Setting Up for the Night on London Arch

A TWAN photographer is setting up cameras in the evening twilight at the London Arch.
by:
Alex Cherney




Selene Near Apogee

The full moon near its greatest possible distance from earth (apogee).
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Selene at Venizelos

Rising full moon behind the air traffic control tower of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Omega Centauri Above GranTeCan

An interesting part of the constellation Centaurus appears in this telephoto view from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Aurora Watchers

A group of observers watching auroras at Kaunispaa hill in Finnish Lapland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Lapland Fisheye

Panoramic view of the Northern Lights with a fisheye projection.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Iridium Observer

An Iridium satellite flares above a medieval watchtower.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Crescent Moon above the Monsaraz

The Crescent Moon behind the castle and medieval village of Monsaraz.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way from the Noudar Castle

The Milky Way above the Castle of Noudar and the church of Nossa Senhora do Desterro.
by:
Miguel Claro




Startrail Around the Roman Ruins of Ammaia

Polar startrail above the Roman town of Ammaia.
by:
Miguel Claro




Reaching the Sky Above the Land

Milky Way rises above the Noudar Castle.
by:
Miguel Claro




Looking for Lovejoy Comet

Stargazing the Comet Lovejoy with binoculars.
by:
Miguel Claro




Shadow Oasis in Alentejo

The colored stars from the winter constellation of Orion (right)and the planet Jupiter.
by:
Miguel Claro




Zodiacal Light Versus Milky Way

Presence of the Zodiacal Light forming almost a "V" with the opposite direction of Milky Way.
by:
Miguel Claro




Inhospitable Landscape

The union between the starry Sky and the damp Earth of Alqueva Lake.
by:
Miguel Claro




Lunar Earthshine and the Ancient Olive Tree

Lunar Earthshine in nautical twilight behind an ancient olive tree.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way Arm in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve

The beauty of the entire arched arm of Milky Way.
by:
Miguel Claro




Church of Noudar and Dragged Milky Way

The Castle of Noudar and the church of Nossa Senhora do Desterro under the Milky Way.
by:
Miguel Claro




Earthshine Sequence in Alentejo

Sequence of the Earthshine phenomenon until the moonset.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way Arch Above Xerez Cromlech

Panoramic view of our own galaxy, the Milky Way arm as a background of Cromeleque do Xerez.
by:
Miguel Claro




Galactic Center Above Megalithic Monument of Xerez

Central region of the Milky Way in the background of Cromeleque do Xerez.
by:
Miguel Claro




Monochrome Vision from Olival da Pega Dolmen

A monochrome vision similar to the perception that the human eye has, when it is under the stars.
by:
Miguel Claro




A Polar Startrail in the Arms of a Noudar Tree

A startrail above the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Noudar Natural Park
by:
Miguel Claro




Enjoying Venus Corona Above the Giant´s Causeway


by:
Miguel Claro




Stargazing in Honolulu

Public stargazing in Honolulu, Hawaii. People stand behind a large dobsonian telescope by the local amateur astronomy club.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Storm

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Uluru

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Champagne Summer Night

This Virtual Reality animation made with a camera crane takes you to a summer night of Champagne in France.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Winter Night of Germany

This Virtual Reality made with a camera crane on top of a tower takes you to a winter night of Germany.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Eclipsed Moon, Milky Way, and Las Vegas

The Milky Way arch above the Valley of Fire National Park in Nevada during a total lunar eclipse.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Boston 4th of July Moonrise

The Moon rises above Boston and the fireworks during the 4th of July celebration.
by:
Dennis di Cicco




A Colorful Night of Iceland

The northern lights appear in all colors above an iconic natural landmark of Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Denali Lights

Dancing northern lights above Alaska's Denali National Park.
by:
LeRoy Zimmerman




Aurora Snake Slithering

Aurora borealis over northern Canada, near the town of Yellowknife.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Twisted

Fisheye view of twisted rays of aurora over northern Canada, near the town of Yellowknife.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Red Northern Lights

Following a solar storm that reached the Earth, aurora filled the night sky over the northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Winter Night of a Nightscape Photographer

A nightscape photographer imaging in a starry winter night with Sirius and constellation Orion in the sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Aurora in Central Europe

Aurora usually appears in the polar areas but after a major geomagnetic storm it appeared in central Europe.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Partial Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse of 2015 March 20 above Veszprem in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Schmidt Telescope

Fisheye view of a Schmidt telescope in the Piszkéstető Observatory in Matra Mountains of northern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Castle Moonset

A photo sequence of the setting crescent moon in the evening sky of Veszprem Castle in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Sharing the Night Sky with My Kid

A mother and daughter enjoy the new moon in a triple conjunction with Venus and Mars.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Starry Night of Sweden

Winter stars and bright planet Jupiter over a pond in a starry night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Pitch Black Forest Night

A starry night of Färnebofjärdens national park, 140 km north of Stockholm, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion Nebula and Belt Stars

Stars of the Orion's Belt and the Orion Nebula are framed by trees.
by:
P-M Heden




The Neighboring Galaxy

Two stargazers on a hill-top against a telephoto view of our main galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
P-M Heden




Scandinavian Nightscape

The Milky Way and aurora in the northern horizon over the east coast of Sweden, not far from Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




The East Coast of Sweden

The Milky Way and aurora in the northern horizon over the east coast of Sweden, not far from Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Rural Aurora

On the night of 2015 March 17-18 this aurora umbrella unfolded over Vallentuna, only 30km from Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Aurora Beats the Lights

Even lights in the heart of Stockholm can not beat this aurora storm.
by:
P-M Heden




Crowning in the Sky

On the night of 2015 March 17-18 this umbrella of northern lights unfolded over backyards in northern latitudes.
by:
P-M Heden




Iceland Aurora

Aurora borealis burst into a bright crown above an icewall, a frozen water cascade, in Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora in the Backyard

On the night of 2015 March 17-18 this umbrella of northern lights unfolded over backyards in Vallentuna, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Quimper Eclipsed Sun

The solar eclipse of March 2015, partially visible from France, from the cathedral of Quimper in Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Eclipse Cathedral

The solar eclipse of March 2015, partially visible from France, above the cathedral of Quimper in Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A Triple Conjunction and A Double Treeee

Venus and Mars are paired in a close conjunction, next to a young crescent moon.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Venus and Mars

Venus and Mars are paired in a close conjunction in the backdrop of a twin tree.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Green Comet barely Visible to the Eyes

Auriga and Taurus with the faint winter Milky Way and comet Lovejoy over a village in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Transition

A sequence of panoramas on how the Milky Way emerges from the fading twilight.
by:
Laurent Laveder




The Earth and Sky

The Milky Way over a hill-top lonely tree at the Atlantic coastline in Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Nova in Sagittarius

In this Milky Way image from Indian Himalayas there is a new star in the middle of the Sagittarius Teapot.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Moon, Venus, and Mars

The moon and a close conjunction of Venus and Mars imaged from a residential area in New Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Delhi Tomb

A short star trail image reveals moon and a conjunction of Venus and Mars above Sultan Garhi tombs in Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Sultan Stars

The moon and winter stars with Pleiades and constellation above Sultan Garhi tomb in Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Green Ribbons

Following a solar storm that reached the Earth, aurora fill the night sky over the northern Canada.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Northern Lights Over Southern Horizon

Following a solar storm that reached the Earth, aurora fill the night sky over the northern Canada.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Over the Lights of Longyearbyen

Jupiter and constellation Leo appear in a deep polar twilight above the arctic landscape of Svalbard.
by:
Tunc Tezel




After Eclipse New Moon

A very thin new Moon appears above the Arctic landscape of Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Arctic Eclipse in Fulldome

A fisheye view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse from Svalbard, at 78 degrees north.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Galactic Waves

The bright central bulge of the Galaxy appears above the Fire Wave rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Waves

The rising arc of the Milky Way photographed over the Fire Wave rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Rising Galaxy and the Valley of Fire

The rising arc of the Milky Way over the Poodle Rock formation in the Valley of Fire in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Beehive Formation

The rising Milky Way with Saturn and Antares over the Beehive rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Seven Sisters On Earth

Saturn and Antares with the rising Milky Way over the Seven Sisters rock formation in the Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Saturn, in the Valley of Fire

Saturn, next to the constellation Scorpius and the Milky Way, over the Valley of Fire in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Night at the Edge

The autumn Milky Way and rising winter stars over the Grand Canyon. Red airglow brightens the horizon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Grand Canyon Starry Autumn Night

The Milky Way in a starry autumn night is arched above the Grand Canyon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Starry Night of Germany

The Milky Way in the fading evening twilight over a misty forest meadow near Lich, central Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Astronomer, Without Borders

Mike Simmons, the founder of Astronomers Without Borders, photographed at a starparty in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle by Night

Cochem castle and Moselle river at night from the town of Cochem, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Pioneering Telescope

Ultra wide-angle panoramic view of the night sky above the 60-inch telescope on Mt Wilson Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree View Inside Mt Wilson Observatory

360-degree panoramic view from inside the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Glancing at the Sky Through a Giant Telescope

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Century of Exploration

Fish-eye image of the 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Surreal Night Sky Panorama

Time-exposure 360-degree panorama has captured nearly the entire sky over La Silla, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Valley at the Break of Dawn

Planet Venus in the morning sky above Yosemite valley, California. Bright star Arcturus is near the center.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Arctic Eclipse

Wide-angle view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse with the shadow cone of the Moon visible.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Svalbard Totality

The total solar eclipse of 2015 March 20 eclipse hangs low over the high hills that hugs Longyearbyen.
by:
Tunc Tezel




An Evening Sky Conjunction

An evening sky held this lovely pairing of a young crescent Moon and brilliant Venus over a peaceful pond.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Alqueva Stargazers

Stargazers enjoy a moonlit night in nature, Alentejo, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Our View to the Galaxy

The Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of 5,000 meters on in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Licancabur Volcano at Night

Licancabur volcano at night. Night view across a group of ice penitentes on a plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the Cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sacred Nightscape

The Milky Way roars in the fading evening twilight over the peak of Madarasi Hargita in Transylvania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Night of Two Chapels

The Milky Way and two faint meteors in a starry night of Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Stunning Sky of Transylvania

The summer Milky Way photographed above spruce trees in Hargita Mountains of Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Supermoon and the Coat of Arms of Hungary

Telephoto image of the 2014 supermoon rising above the Fire Tower in the historic town of Veszprem.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Star Trails Above Danube Bend

Time-exposure image of stars and planet Saturn setting over the Danube Bend in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Space Station Above Munich

The historic central square of Munich in a fisheye view at night with the International Space Station crossing the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Castle Stargazer

A stargazer observes the winter sky through a pair of binocular, from ruins of a Castle in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Solstice Sky

Winter constellations over the ruins of Essegvar near the village of Bánd in Veszprem, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Two Planets Tightly Paired

The two brightest planets in the Earth sky, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a tight conjunction at dawn.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Framed by the Trees

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Altar Rock in Moonlight

Northern stars appear in a moonlit night above the Altar Rock, an iconic geological formation in Transylvania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Lake Show

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear above a frozen lake in the Abisko National Park, Lapland, Sweden.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Lulea Nightscape

The moon shines over a frozen lake in a calm December night of Gusso, north of Lulea, Sweden.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Northwest Territories

A peaceful late summer night in northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Yellowknife Night Exposure

Long-exposure image of stars and aurora trailing above the city lights of Yellowknife in northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Abisko Nights

Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, appear above a lake in the Abisko National Park, northern Sweden.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




A Celestial Pair and a Very Old Church

Two celestial beacons, Venus and Jupiter, pair in a conjunction over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Sky

The winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Sky

This black & white image of the winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Between Lights and Stars

A black&white self-posed nightscape view of the night sky above Mount Damavand volcano, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Resting Volcano

The evening twilight fades into a starry night over Mount Damavand, a spectacular volcanoes in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Natural Filter

The sun sets as the 2014 October 23 partial solar eclipse is in progress.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Norway Falling Star

A fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above a peaceful lake in Hessdalen valley, central Norway.
by:
Bernd Proschold & Gernot Meiser




Veresk Waterfall at Night

Time-exposure image of star trails above a small waterfall in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Symmetrical Heavens

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky, during 12 hours near the longest night of the year.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Night by the Lake

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky with star reflections trailing on a lake.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Raining Meteors in 8 Seconds

The Geminid meteor shower near mid-December is one of the best annual sky shows.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sunflowers in Moonlight

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky in a moonlit night above sunflowers.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Polaris Drive

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above a village road in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




An Hour of Night

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above rock formations in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Salt Lake Night

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Silent for Many Thousands of Years

This time-exposure image has captured the motion of stars in a moonlit winter night of Mount Damavand volcano.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Alborz Winter Exposure

Time-exposure image of star trails above Haraz road in the Alborz Mountains near Tehran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Margoon Trails

Time-exposure image of star trails over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Night Sky in Port Camaret

The night sky with the autumn Milky Way above wrecks of fishing boats in Camaret, Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Camaret Nightscape

The night sky above wrecks of fishing boats in Camaret, Brittany. The immense light of the port illuminates the boats.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Resting Wrecks

The night sky above wrecks of fishing boats in Camaret, Brittany. The immense light of the port is partly hidden by the boats.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Harbour Moonrise

The Full Moon rises above Bénodet lighthouse in Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Tucson Evening

In the evening sky of suburb Tucson, the crescent Moon and Venus appear above large saguaro cacti.
by:
Stefan Seip




Into the Ocean

A long exposure image has captured star trails and the setting moon above the coast of Atlantic Ocean, Namibia.
by:
Stefan Seip




Misty River

In a misty night of Cameron River, near Yellowknife in northern Canada, dancing aurora burst in the sky.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Green Aurora

Aurora borealis appear over a lake near Yellowknife in northwestern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




A Greek Time Exposure

This long-exposure image captures 5 hours of the night sky above a historic tower in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Star Trails over Trinity Tower

This long-exposure image from the historic island of Euboea captures 4 hours of the night sky.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Star Trails Over Tower Scuderi

This long-exposure image from the Greek island of Euboea captures more than three hours of the night sky.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Rotating Sky Above Salt Hexagons

Time-exposure image of the rotating sky above hexagons on the salt lake in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Comet in Winter Sky

This deep black&white image, made with a filter to reduce sky glow, includes the Pleiades and comet Lovejoy.
by:
P-M Heden




The Pair

Venus and Jupiter pair in the morning sky in a close conjunction. The two are the brightest planets in the sky.
by:
P-M Heden




Beavers Sky

Night at the bank of Dal river in Sweden. A fallen tree, cut by beavers to build a dam, is in the foreground.
by:
P-M Heden




Family Stargazing

The Milky Way, framed by trees, above a family who enjoy the natural beauty of a peaceful starry night.
by:
P-M Heden




Starry Camp

The Milky Way in a late summer night, framed by trees in Färnebofjärden National Park.
by:
P-M Heden




A Misty Night of Lapland

A father and son enjoy the sudden outburst of aurora borealis in a cold misty night of Sweden Lapland.
by:
P-M Heden




Swimming in the Sky

Aurora can appear in most bizarre forms.
by:
P-M Heden




Royal Lights

The majestic northern lights, aurora borealis, dance above ancient buried royal tombs in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Moon at Dusk

The young crescent moon appears at dusk in this lakeside image from Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Atlantic Sky

The night sky with the Galaxy arc above the Atlantic Ocean, seen from Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Far From Lights

The Milky Way at dusk appears over La Graciosa, the smallest of the Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Red Mountains on Lanzarote

Moonrise and passing clouds over Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




La Graciosa Nightscape

The night sky above low clouds in a panoramic image taken at moonrise over La Graciosa, Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Starry Night of Moab

The Milky Way towards the bright central bulge of the galaxy appears over the bizarre landscape of Moab.
by:
Kwon O Chul




The Galaxy and Zodiacal Light

Panoramic view of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light seen from high altitude slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Filled with Stars

The Milky Way arc rises over Lake Waiaua, located at 3970 m high on Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Subaru Galaxy

The Milky Way towards the galactic center stands above the 8.2 m Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea Observatory.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Telescopes at the Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn over two giant telescopes on Mauna Kea peak, the highest point of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Infrared Explorer

An observatory stands against the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Galactic Bulge over Gemini Telescope

An observatory stands against the bright galactic bulge in the Milky Way.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Winter Stars and a Little Green Fuzzball

This wide-field image of the winter sky has captured the little green halo of comet Lovejoy.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Comet & Castle (photo composite)

This telephoto image of Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 is a composite result of two exposures.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Two Brightest Planets

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky. The two are the brightest planets in the Earth sky.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Winter Resort in Iran

A long-exposure image of star trails over the winter resort of Shemshak near Tehran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Summer Night in a Garden

The Milky Way in a summer night of a village, captured with a fisheye lens.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Aurora Marbles

Artistic presentation of an aurora outburst includes over 600 fisheye images taken during 2 hours.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus Meets Mercury

Venus and Mercury are paired in a close conjunction at dusk over Himalayan slopes.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Orion and Gemini over Himachal Pradesh

Orion and Gemini rise above lights of Shimla, a town on Himalayan slopes of northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Raining Stars over Shimla

In a long-exposure image stars trail above the capital of Himachal Pradesh, northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Himachal Circumpolar

In a moonlit night of northern India stars trail around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Moonlit Himalaya Seen from India

Panoramic view of stars above moonlit Himalayan peaks seen from Narkanda, a town in the northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Happy Trails

star trails appear to spring from a moonlit Himalaya ridge in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Moon Sets Behind Windmills

The full moon sets behind two historic windmills on the island of Fuerteventura (means strong wind), Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wolf Moon

Two windmills squat beneath the first full moon after the winter solstice, called a wolf moon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Windmill`s Moon

Photographed from the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, this bright Full Moon rose at sunset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus and Mercury at Sunset

Inner planets Venus and Mercury can never wander far from the Sun in Earth's sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Comet Lovejoy in a Winter Sky

The deep wide-angle view made with a special filter to reduce sky glow includes Orion and Comet Lovejoy.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Seat With Aurora View

I was on a flight from Seattle to Paris while I was treated for this beautiful aurora show for an hour.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon, Venus, and Mars

The Crescent Moon appears between Venus (lower) and Mars in the evening sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Venus & Mercury

Planets Venus and Mercury pair at dusk in a close conjunction, photographed from Turkey. Higher up is Mars.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Crystal Clear Winter Moonlit Night

In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Meteors Shower Earth (photo composite)

The Geminid meteor shower in action over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Black Sand Beach at Night

Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




An Oceanview of Sirius and Canopus

In a moonlit night of Hawaii bright stars Sirius (top) and Canopus appear above the Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Winter Evening All Sky View

This all-sky view (full dome) has captured a winter evening on the slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Five Planets and a Comet

In a winter evening on slopes of Mt Uludag in Turkey, five planets are captured across the sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Izmir Galaxy

The Milky Way with the Summer Triangle above palms in Gumuldur, Menderes district of Izmir, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Large Magellanic Cloud from Hawaii

Stars above Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. Surprisingly visible in this telephoto view is the Large Magellanic Cloud.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way Above Ka Lae

The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Observatory in Action

The Milky Way arcs across the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea Observatories.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of Mauna Kea

A moonlit night of Mauna Kea Observatories.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Naturally Dark

Dark sky of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tunc Tezel
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mauna Kea Full Dome

A starry night of Mauna Kea Observatory in all sky view (full dome).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Spirals Above Shemshak

Stars pinwheel above the winter resort of Shemshak, near Tehran in this long-exposure view of the night sky.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Meteor and Aurora Bow

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Hedesunda, Sweden, over an aurora bow in the northern horizon.
by:
P-M Heden




Snow Globe

Like a snow globe, celebrating winter, dancing northern lights are captured in this fisheye view from Lapland.
by:
P-M Heden




Across the Lapland Sky

Aurora borealis or the northern lights dances across the Lapland sky in a clear November night.
by:
P-M Heden




Northwest Nights

The famed northern lights shine across the shores of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Ghostly Greens

The northern lights flare above Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




An Elusive Green Light

The famed northern lights shine across the shores of Pontoon Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Sacred Night

The Milky Way stretches across the night sky above Harghita Mountains in Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Venus From the Top of Hawaii

The break of dawn and Venus photographed from the 4,200 meter high volcanic summit of Mauna Kea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Green Flash at Sunrise

Imaged by a telephoto lens, the sun rises over one of the Dokdo islets (also known as Liancourt Rocks) off the coast of Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Telescope and Double Cluster

The break of dawn over the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on the 4,200m high volcanic summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Relaxing under Big Dipper

Relaxing under a lonely oak tree in a starry night of Bakony mountains in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Bicaz Canyon at Night

The summer Milky Way in a moonlit night of the Bicaz Canyon in Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Margaret Moon

The Full Moon rises above the St Margaret Church in Veszprém, Hungary, in this telephoto image.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Between Two Towers

Saturn and the moon enjoy a close moment at dusk over the Hungarian countryside.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Lisbon at Night

The Moon corona appears above the Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tajinaste Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Planet Earth

A long exposure image has captured star trails (the sky motion) over the cloud-filled Caldera de la Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tenerife Nightscape

Teide volcano on Tenerife at night. A full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) appears in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Counting Stars by the Ocean

The arc of the Milky Way, from Cygnus to Scorpius, rises above the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise in Twilight

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife's high altitude areas on the slopes of Teide volcano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Ahuramazda

Stars of constellation Leo, Venus and Saturn shine onset of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope in Action

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. The fisheye view has captured the telescope in action during astronomical observation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring Starlight

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Arizona

The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet & Meteor

Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) and a meteor are photographed over Himalayan villages in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Fort Conjunction

A close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky captured in a telephoto image over Tijara fort.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Around Polaris

A long exposure image from northern India has captured the rotating sky in form of star trails around Polaris.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Young Skywalker

A family stargazing night on the Hatu peak in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Family Stargazing

A family stargazing summer night on the Hatu peak in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Romantic Nightscape

A family stargazing summer night on the Hatu peak in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Clear Night of New Delhi

The long exposure image captures the rotating sky around the north celestial pole, from New Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Arcing Over India

Stars in the Milky Way galaxy arc over the Himalayan night sky in a panorama.
by:
Ajay Talwar




New Moon Setting

The thin New Moon, only 24 hours old sets at dusk in this photo sequence from Himalayas in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Stars Above Manhattan

The long exposure image captures the star trails over the skyscrapers of Manhattan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Rotating Sky Above Sydney

The southern sky motion over the Sydney harbour in the course of about 2 hours.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Fuji Eclipse

The partial phase of of May 2012 solar eclipse, photographed in Japan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Mauna Kea Galaxy Rise

The Milky Way band rises above Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Death Valley Starscape

Night sky above moonlit erosional landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Heavens above South Dakota

Scorpius and Sagittarius and the Summer Milky Way above the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Volcano`s Glow Bathes Milky Way

The Milky Way basks in the cherry red glow of Kilauea Crater, a roiling vent on the world`s largest active volcano.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Panau Nui Nightscape

The Winter Milky Way over a Petroglyph field boardwalk in the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Big Dipper over New York

In a clear summer night of New York stars of the Big Dipper appear above the city's skyline.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Sydney Starscape

Stars above Sydney harbour.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Lunar Eclipse Over the Opera House

A total lunar eclipse is in progress, peeking out from the passing clouds, in this view of Sydney Opera House.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Sydney Eclipse Night

A total lunar eclipse is in progress, peeking out from the passing clouds, in this timelapse video from Sydney.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Clouds vs Noctilucent Clouds

Clouds passing in a timelapse video of a Sweden summer midnight when electric blue Noctilucent Clouds (NLC) appear.
by:
P-M Heden




The Brightness of Venus

Venus at its brightest captured in this timelapse video from Geojedo Island of Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




A Starry Night of Dokdo Island

In a timelapse video from Korea the Milky Way rises over the Liancourt Rocks.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Smartphone Aurora in Motion

Most TWAN imagery are made with DSLR cameras but this is an exceptional aurora timelapse with a cellphone.
by:
Kwon O Chul




The Journeys of an Astrophotographer

Turn on the speaker and enjoy this journey to adventures of TWAN-Korea photographer and timelapse specialist.
by:
Kwon O Chul




A Starry Night of Mauna Kea

This timelapse video takes us to one of the world's best sites for astronomical observation.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Aurora Realtime vs Timelapse

The video compares the real time and time-lapse motion of aurora borealis.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Starry Night of Shira Plateau

Timelapse video of the Milky Way and sky in motion from near the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Flying Above Moonlit Peaks

Timelapse video of a moonlit winter night in the Bavarian Forest while the camera elevates over the landscape.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Explosion of Northern Lights

In a timelapse video from central Norway a sudden outburst of Aurora Borealis appears in the night sky.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Moonlit Lapland

In a timelapse video from northern Finland the moonlight gently shines on snow-covered trees.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Northern Lights over Winter Wonderland

In a timelapse video from Finland aurora flashes in the sky behind the "Tykky" sculptures, or "frozen" trees.
by:
Bernd Proschold




24 Hours of Norway Winterscape

A timelapse videos of 24 hours has captured Norway winterscape in a long polar night and a short day.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Spacebound Camera

The night sky above the Andes in Chile. The rotating camera gives an orbital feeling.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A night in NamibRand Nature reserve

This day-night transition timelapse video shows the starry sky of Namib Desert.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Southern Celestial Pole above Namib Desert

This day-night transition timelapse video has captured the rotation of the sky around the south celestial pole.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Southern Stars Video From 40,000 ft

The Southern Cross and other southern stars are captured in motion from 40,000 feet altitude.
by:
John Goldsmith




Sydney by Night

Sydney nightscapes and fireworks above the Opera House captured in timelapse and real-time videos.
by:
John Goldsmith




Aurora Dance in Real Time

An outburst of aurora borealis in a winter night of Aurora Village near Yellowknife in northern Canada.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Autumn Nightscapes

A timelapse video clip of Sweden autumn nights.
by:
P-M Heden




Ocean Moonlight, Cradle Mountain & Southern Stars

Turn on the speaker and enjoy this timelapse video of Tasmania nightscapes.
by:
John Goldsmith




Mars, Antares, Moon and Saturn

Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest celestial beacons in this serene sky above Lake Balaton.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Spectre of Veszprem

Atmospheric phenomenon called the Glory or the Spectre of the Brocken.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Seeing in the Dark

A starry night from a behind a small waterfall in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Gorge Stargazing

A fisheye view of the night sky over a small gorge in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




In the Heart of Nature

A small delicate waterfall in the Alborz Mountains of Iran appears in a fisheye image.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Beyond the Water

A small delicate waterfall in the Alborz Mountains of Iran appears in a starry night.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A Hidden Gem in the Gorge

A small delicate waterfall in the Alborz Mountains of Iran appears in a starry night.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




A September Night of Alborz

The Moon and the Milky Way appear in a fisheye view, overlooking Haraz valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Haraz Evening Alignment

Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest in this serene sky.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Bridge

The motion of the sky is photographed in form of star trails over a gorge in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Veresk Star Trails

The motion of the sky is photographed in a long-exposure fisheye image from Veresk in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sunflowers by Moonlight

Sunflowers appear under moonlight in a fisheye image (all-sky view) from the Alborz Mountains near Tehran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Round and Round

The motion of the sky (star trails) in a long-exposure fisheye image.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Isfahan by Night

Star trails (motion of the sky in long exposure) above the World Heritage Site of Isfahan old town.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Shiraz by Night

The motion of the sky is photographed in a long-exposure image over the tomb of Saadi, a famed Persian poet.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Poetic Star Trails

The rotation of the sky in a long-exposure image, photographed from the tomb of famed Persian poem, Hafez.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Perseid in Moonlight

Bright moonlight from a Full Moon illuminates the night and casts shadows in this skyscape from Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Small Magellanic Cloud and Acacia Tree

The Small Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Telescopes and the Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over large research telescopes on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Canyon

The Milky Way above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Super Earth

The Moon in the evening twilight of Elbsandstein Mountains in Saxony, southeastern Germany.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Thousand Stars & A Million People

A long-exposure photo sequence has captured the night sky over the city of Cologne (Koln) and the Rhine river.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Thousand Stars & a Million People

The night sky is photographed over the city of Cologne (Koln) and the Rhine river.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Planets over the Alps

A triple planetary conjunction of Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury over the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




Galaxy Rise

The Milky Way rises in the starry sky of La Palma, the Canary Islands.
by:
Christoph Malin




Sirius and the City

Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth sky, appears over the lights of Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




Lunar Eclipse and Active Volcano

This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lava Sky

The night sky at the break of dawn over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Saharan Dust in the Sky

In the long exposure image minor light pollution is prominently scattered in the sky due to the Saharan dust.
by:
David Malin




A Morning Meeting

Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Celestial Triangle Meets A Star Cluster

Venus (lowest), Jupiter (middle), and the crescent Moon forming a celestial triangle at dawn.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Perth Observatory

A public observing night at the Perth Observatory telescope at the Millennium Dome.
by:
John Goldsmith




Cosmos, Grass Trees and Flower Spikes

A myriad of flower spikes point skyward from a grove of grass trees, seemingly greeting the night sky.
by:
John Goldsmith




Cosmic Illumination, Entity of Light

Amongst a vast landscape, under a cosmos of stars, a beam of light illuminates a living entity.
by:
John Goldsmith




Cradle Mountain Meteor

Southern stars appear above Cradle Mountain of Tasmania, as a bright meteor suddenly streaks the sky.
by:
John Goldsmith




Southern Cross

Stars of the Southern Cross (Crux) appear above the entrance sign to the town of Southern Cross in Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




Southern Stars Reflections

This 180° view shows mirror calm conditions, allowing the southern stars to be reflected in the water.
by:
John Goldsmith




Summer Nightscape

The summer Milky Way fades into light-dome of a nearby town.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Battlefield: Light Pollution & Starry Skies

The battle between light pollution and starry skies.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN-style Self Portrait

TWAN photographer's self-portrait pictures his shadow in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon (the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox) rises over landscape of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Imamzadeh Sky

Bright moonlight illuminates the sky and the Earth in this late summer night of Hamadan prince, western Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




W for Cassiopeia

In a moonlit night of in Iran, the W-like Cassiopeia stands above Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Cube of Zoroaster

Winter stars in Orion and Canis Major are photographed in a fisheye view from a 2500-year old structure in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Margoon Falls

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Falls in the Fall

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Deylaman Shooting Star

A meteor streaks the autumn sky over Deylaman, a mountainous area in Gilan, near Caspian Sea, northern Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Aurora Swan

The northern lights or aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea near Tromso, northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonrise by the Lake

The moon rises over a lake in a summer night of the Austrian Alps.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Bridge to the Night

In a late July night of Sweden, stars return to the night sky after weeks of bright polar nights.
by:
P-M Heden




Halo Sun

Atmospheric halo around the sun as seen from Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Visby at Night

A summer evening in Gotland is painted in electric blue by the mysterious night-shining clouds or NLCs.
by:
P-M Heden




Night-shining Clouds above Gotland Heritage

A summer evening in Gotland is painted in electric blue by the mysterious night-shining clouds or NLCs.
by:
P-M Heden




Noctilucent Clouds over Visby Walls

A summer evening in Gotland is painted in electric blue by the mysterious night-shining clouds or NLCs.
by:
P-M Heden




Gotland Summer Night

A summer night in the little island of Stora Karlsö, Sweden
by:
P-M Heden




Electric Blue

The mysterious night-shining clouds known as the Noctilucent clouds (NLC) appear in this summer night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Supermoon 2014 Over Castle Fyllon

The full moon rises above ruins of a castle in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Byzantine Star Trails

This long-exposure image captures more than 3 hours of the night sky, creating a circular pattern of stars.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Lighthouse Fantasy

The Galaxy in the backdrop of lights, taken near midnight during the shortest night of the year.
by:
Laurent Laveder




From Lights to Stars

The Galaxy in the backdrop of lights, taken near midnight during the shortest night of the year.
by:
Laurent Laveder




In the Shortest Night

The Galaxy in the backdrop of lights, taken near midnight in the shortest night of the year.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Above the Lights

The Milky Way emerges from nearby city light in the Brittany of France. In the foreground is the Paimpont Abbey.
by:
Laurent Laveder




All Sky View of Festetics Palace

The fisheye all-sky view has captured the autumn Milky Way above the Festetics palace in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Summer Night on the Alps

A starry summer night in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Big Dipper and Arcturus

A moonlit night in the Austrian Alps. Stars of the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major) appear in the sky.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Stars Glitter Above Hungary

The TWAN photographer enjoys the starry sky of Bakony Mountains in Hungary in a clear summer night.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Behind the Windows

Star trails above the shore of Pacific Ocean about 100 km west of Santiago de Chile.
by:
Stefan Seip




Joshua Moon

The Moon and Mars in the evening twilight over Joshua Tree National Park, southeastern California.
by:
Stefan Seip




Teide Stargazer

A stargazer enjoys the binocular view of the crescent Moon at dusk over Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




Southern View

The band of the Milky Way over night landscape of the Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Galactic Arc over Western Australia

The band of the Milky Way arches above a tree in the Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Tracing the Red Planet

The motion of Mars in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Retrograde Motions of Mars, Ceres and Vesta

After this 10MB video animation loads track the motion of Mars, Ceres and Vesta in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Save Energy Preserve Beauty

The Milky Way, our home galaxy of over 100 billion stars, is photographed horizon to horizon over Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Walking by the Giants

In a clear mid-summer night the TWAN photographer walks through some of the largest trees on the planet.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Perseid Meteor Shower (composite)

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August 12 is one of the most watched celestial events.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dome to Dome

The view from 4200-meter volcanic summit of Mauna Kea has captured the stunning beauty of the Milky Way.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Galactic Arc and Rising Moon

Right at moonrise, the rising arc of the Milky Way appears from the summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sierra Night

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Twins and Lake Tahoe

A moonlit winter night at Lake Tahoe. The two bright stars of Gemini, the twins heads, are in the middle.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Pre-Columbian Sky

The rising arch of the Milky Way over the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Owachomo Bridge

The Milky Way rises over Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah. A green meteor flashes in the sky.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Neolithic Night

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Dawn of Civilization

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Stars Behind Floodlights

The northern stars are photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky in Transition

A starry night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Uludag Starscape

The Milky Way in a moonlit night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Florida Nightscape

Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Moonlit Night of Amboseli

In a moonlit night of Amboseli National Park, the Magellanic Clouds appear over Mt. Kilimanjaro.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bushehr Nightscape

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut in Full Dome

An all-sky view from Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage Site in southeastern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon, Venus, and Turkish Bath

Moon and Venus at dawn, photographed above Eski Kaplica (old spa) in Bursa, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Pair Above Bursa

Moon and Venus over Ulucami (Grand Mosque) and the old bazaar in Bursa.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Along Ecliptic

An all-sky view from the Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey has captured 4 planets at dusk.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Making the Invisible Visible

Some 400km above the Earth, astronauts in the International Space Station have exceptional views to the home.
by:
Christoph Malin




New Year at Alps (motion)

Timelapse video: Moments after the midnight residents of the Austrian Alps celebrate the new year.
by:
Christoph Malin




Noctilucent Clouds over London in Motion

Widespread noctilucent clouds (NLC) on a rare occasion over London, appear in a timelapse video.
by:
Christoph Malin




River Thames Rare Sight

Widespread noctilucent clouds (NLC) on a rare occasion are captured over London.
by:
Christoph Malin




Noctilucent Clouds over London

Widespread noctilucent clouds (NLC) on a rare occasion are captured over London.
by:
Christoph Malin




Aurora Snake

A fisheye view from northern Finland, has captured stunning dynamic of strong aurora borealis.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Veins of Heaven

Transfusing sunlight through a still dark sky, this display of noctilucent clouds was captured above Gotland.
by:
P-M Heden




Lake of Fire

The Milky Way over the Lake of Fire (Lagoa_do_Fogo) in the Sao Miguel island of Portugal, Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Light Pollution and the Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch, rising over the Lake of Fire in the Sao Miguel island of Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Azores

The Milky Way over the Furnas crater lake in the Sao Miguel island of Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Our World of Shades and Silhouette

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Middle of the Sky

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Break of Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins in Wyoming

Evening twilight fades to a starry night above the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Sky Above Grand Teton

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lost in Time

Stars wheel above a Byzantine-era castle on the Greek island of Euboea.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Euboea Night Exposure

A time-exposure image shows the star trails above ruins of a castle on the island of Euboea, Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Rotating Sky and Abandoned Church

A time-exposure image shows the rotating sky over an abandoned Church in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Star Trails over a Greek Pyramid

A time-exposure image shows the rotating sky over a pyramid ruins in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Emerging Colors

The northern lights or aurora borealis in the night sky of Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Aurora Season Begins

Aurora dance over fall colors of the Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Northern Lights and Fall Colors

Aurora dance over fall colors of the Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Perseids in the Backyard

During the peak of annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August a bright meteor is captured from Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Window Surprise At 10,000 ft

From the photographer: I was flying from the west of Canada to UK. I knew Aurora activity is very high ...
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Aurora and Noctilucent Clouds over Scotland

Two spectacular atmospheric phenomena put on a show over the northern coast of Scotland.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Dancing Aurora over Norway

The northern lights in motion over a fishing village in a moonlit winter night of Lofoten Islands, Norway.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Total Lunar Eclipse in Motion

The total lunar eclipse of April 2014 in timelapse motions over the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Moonbow and Auroras over Lady Evelyn Falls

Dancing aurora and moonbow appear in timelapse videos of Lady Evelyn Falls near Mackenzie River in Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Creations of Space-Time

Trailer of 2014 DVD of night sky motions by a world leading timelapse photographer.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Holland Ghostly Clouds

Ghostly clouds hovered at the horizon in this picture from Netherlands are known as the Noctilucent Clouds.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Stars Above Belgium

The summer Milky Way during moonrise over the Hautes Fagne swamps in Belgium.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Sky Above Saint Birgitta

From inside a sacred cave in Sweden, a time-exposure image shows the rotating sky.
by:
P-M Heden




Blessed By The Northern Lights

An observer enjoys a sudden outburst of aurora borealis near Norrtälje, northeast of Stockholm, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Peace and Quite

The Full Moon rises in the evening sky of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Vallentuna Aurora

Aurora Borealis appears above a lake in Vallentuna near Stockholm, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Painted by Nature

A fine art painting at the first glance, this photograph has captured the full moon through storm clouds.
by:
P-M Heden




Gamla Stan by Night

The Moon and Jupiter (in Gemini) in the night sky of Gamla stan or the Old Town in Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Green to Blue Flash

Difficult to observe, the momentary green flash above the rising/setting sun is an atmospheric phenomenon.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A Waterworld in the Milky Way Galaxy

Our home galaxy stands over the Atlantic Ocean in this vertical panorama from Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Big Dipper over the Coast

Ursa Major with its more prominent figure of Big Dipper sits in the middle of this vertical panorama.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A Starry Night at the Coast of Brittany

The Milky Way arch above The Cove of Île Vierge (also known as the Virgin Island) in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars, Saturn, and Rising Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over The Cove of Île Vierge (also known as the Virgin Island) in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars and the Galaxy

The Milky Way rises over The Cove of Île Vierge (also known as the Virgin Island) in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars Above Virgin Island

Mars as its brightest shines over The Cove of Île Vierge or the Virgin Island in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Fly Me To The Moon

The Full Moon, reddened by the Earth atmosphere, rises over the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Ever Rotating Sky and Long Standing Oaks

The rotating sky above old oak trees in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Sky and the Persian Gulf Heritage

The winter stars as seen in a moonlit night of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




High Lake Stargazing

The Milky Way arch rises over the TWAN photographer's tent at Lake Waiaua in Hawaii, 3970 m above see level.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Aurora Destination

Following a solar storm that reached the Earth magnetic field, the dancing northern lights fill the night sky.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Smartphone Aurora

Most TWAN images are made with DSLR cameras but this is an exception, made with a cellphone for an LG project.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Norseman Explorer

The Moon, rays of aurora, and statue of Leif Erikson over the shores of Labrador Sea, Greenland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Summer Lights

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Shelios Aurora Expedition

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Moonlit Night in the Pyrenees

On this long exposure photo on a film frame, winter stars trail westward in a moonlit night over Mount Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Huaying Night Sky

The summer Milky Way as seen from the Huayingshan National Geopark, Huaying Mountain, China.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Iceberg Aurora

The northern lights (aurora borealis) appear above southern Greenland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Greenland Summer Midnight

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Green Arrows

The northern lights above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Aurora Storm

In this sequence of all-sky images from northern Finland, an aurora storm is captured.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Glory

Glory is an optical phenomenon appearing like an iconic Saint's halo about the head of the observer.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Broken Corona

The full moon aligns with a sharp peak on the Austrian Alps during a partial lunar eclipse.
by:
Christoph Malin




Salina Galaxy

The Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius rises above a salina at the shores of Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Christoph Malin




Living in a Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch across the sky, from a dark spot in a pine forest on La Palma island.
by:
Christoph Malin




Lights and Stars

The night sky above the lights of Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




The View from the Earth

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way appears over the horizon of planet Earth.
by:
Christoph Malin




Corsica Morning View

The Milky Way and Venus in the morning twilight over the Scandola Nature Reserve on the French island Corsica .
by:
Bernd Proschold




Around the South Pole in Atacama

A time-exposure image captured star trails around the south celestial pole over the Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Zodiacal Man

The Milky Way, Venus, and zodiacal light above the southern Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars above a Flower Field in Germany

Night Sky above a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Flower Field Star Trails

A time exposure image captured star trails over a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Moon and the Schwerin Palace

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at dusk. The first quarter moon appears through the clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Stars over Northern Germany

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at night. Constellation Cassiopeia and the north star, Polaris, are above the castle.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Palace Star Trails

A time exposure image has captured star trails around the north celestial pole, over Schwerin Palace-Castle in the northeastern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Early Morning at Yellowstone Lake

The Moon in the morning sky of the Yellowstone Lake (Wyoming, USA).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Canopus over the Ocean

A moonlit night in a pine forest of La Palma, Canary Islands. The southern star Canopus is near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Supernova Dream

The Milky Way and Venus over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova in the galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at the Cradle of Humankind

The Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Carina Nebula above Sibiloi National park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




April 2014 Eclipse

The partially eclipsed sun over the coast of the Southern Ocean in southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Rotating Planet

This long exposure image from the coast of southeastern Australia, has captured the rotating sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




My Past and Future

A partly clear night at the ruins of Szarvasko in the Veszprem county of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Bakony Milky Way

The beauty of the Milky Way as seen from the Bakony Mountains in central Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Falling Star

A delicate green meteor streaks the sky against the summer Milky Way.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Bakony Meteor

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Hungary in this fisheye view captured during the Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Night of Perseids

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Bakony Mountains in this fisheye view captured during Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




An Autumn Forest Night

A fisheye view of a small forest cottage in the Bakony Mountains of Hungary, embraced by fall colors.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Young Moon over the Cathedral

The young crescent moon (30 hours old) appears over the castle and cathedral of Veszprem in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Radio Tower

Winter constellations in the background of the Kabhegy radio tower on the Bakony Mountains, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Starry Aureoles

Rising fog in this winter night of Hungary's Bakony Mountains has diffused stars to colorful aureoles.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Imaging under Winter Sky

Imaging in a starry winter night of Alborz Mountains.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Mars and Blossoms

Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Observing on the Matra Mountains

Stars over the Piszkéstető Mountain Station; an observatory in Matra Mountains of northern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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