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Teide Moonset

The moon is setting next to Tenerife's famous volcano Pico del Teide.
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




Annapurna Sky

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




Altiplano Nightscape

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




A Mesospheric Bore

An atmospheric phenomenon called mesospheric bore captured from China.
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




Big Dipper over Delingha Observatory

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




Cactus Knows No Borders

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




Night Drive in Chilean Andes

Scenic night driving in Chliean Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow Waves

Those are not clouds. This isn't aurora either.
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




McWay Falls under the Milky Way

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




Paddle on the Starry Lake

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




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




Standing Under the Stars at Grasslands Park

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




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 Fountain and OGLE Telescope

An interesting alignment of OGLE telescope and the Milky Way 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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




3 ATs

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




Heavy Green Airglow

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




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




Night at the Edge

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




Comet & Meteor

Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) and a meteor are photographed over Himalayan villages in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Panau Nui Nightscape

The Winter Milky Way over a Petroglyph field boardwalk in the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
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




Mars, Saturn, and the Southern Cross

Mars, Saturn, and the Southern Cross in a clear window between rain storms at the coast of Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Kalout Sky

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Galactic Plane and the Tetons

A starry night at the foot of Grand Teton mountains (Grand Teton National Park), Wyoming, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Great Ocean Road by Night

The dark starry sky of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The Milky Way from Centaurus to the Southern Cross appears over the Southern Ocean.
by:
Alex Cherney




Kodachrome Nightscape

The Milky Way from Sagittarius in the galactic bulge to the Summer Triangle, and Cassiopeia arches over Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way, Airglow, and Aurora

A starry night of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




All-Sky of Kenya

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light (sunlight reflection from dust in the Solar System plane) appear in the morning sky of Amboseli National park.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Island Sky

The Milky Way appears over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands. The pale orange-red cast in the left side sky is airglow.
by:
Christoph Malin




Caldera Galaxy

The Milky Way and Venus photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Spectacle

A spectacular view of the Milky Way photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Watch

Young stargazers watch Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) in the night sky.
by:
P-M Heden




Goblin Summer Night

In a summer night of Utah the Milky Way brightest region in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appear over the Goblin Valley State Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way and Airglow

The bright summer Milky Way rises over rocks and sand pipe formations of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Kodachrome Milky Way

The bright summer Milky Way from Scorpius to Sagittarius and Aquila appear over sand pipes of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Airglow and Aurora Australis

This enhanced all-sky video shows the dynamic of airglow and appearance of aurora in the dark southern sky. The Milky Way and the fainter band of the Zodiacal Light also appear in the view.
by:
Alex Cherney




Sky Turns Red and Green by Airglow

This enhanced all-sky video shows dynamic of airglow in the dark southern sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Starry Night of Loch Ard Gorge

Allow this Virtual Reality animation to loads which takes you a starry night at the Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.
by:
Alex Cherney




Desert Castle

The Milky Way appears over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Aurora and Approaching Comet

This timely image from the southeastern shore of Australia in Victoria has captured a sudden red burst of aurora australis and comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6).
by:
Alex Cherney




Comets Lemmon and PanSTARRS

Two comets -C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)- can be seen moving through the southern sky in this timelapse video.
by:
Alex Cherney




Two Comets, Airglow, and Aurora

This timely image from the southeastern shore of Australia in Victoria has captured two comet Lemmon and comet PanStarrs while approaching the sun.
by:
Alex Cherney




Observing the Universe

In a starry night of la Palma, Canary islands, telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory are exploring the cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way, Aurora, and Airglow

For its dark starry sky the World Heritage Site of Banff National Park in Alberta is a favorite destination of the TWAN photographer.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Zodiacal Light and Milky Way

Ghostly apparitions of two fundamental planes in planet Earth's sky span this October all-sky view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Airglow over Italy

The Milky Way and airglow (natural radiation of the Earth's atmosphere) above Dolomites, Alps, Italy.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way over Mexico

The arc of the Milky Way is photographed above Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, a mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Beamer Telescope

One of the European Southern Observatory telescopes is photographed beaming a laser to the atmosphere under starry sky of Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above the Lights

This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Road

There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Hemispheres in Virtual Reality

Let this unique animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of Canary Islands attached to a similar starry view from Chile.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




A Tale of Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Darkest Sky in Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Dark Sky above La Palma

In an ideal dark night the faint glow of Zodiacal Light is a complete band across the sky along with the Gegenschein (counter glow), as seen in this all-sky view from Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




All-Sky View from Kansas

The Milky Way, air glow, and the zodiacal light appear above Kansas in this all-sky view made by a fish eye lens.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Kilimanjaro Star Trails

Stars trail above Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Darkest Sky 360-degree Panorama

Dark starry sky is an essential beauty of our natural environment. This 360-degree panorama displays perhaps the darkest sky possible.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Darkest Sky in Virtual Reality

Dark starry sky is an essential beauty of our natural environment. This virtual reality video places you under the darkest sky possible.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Darkest Possible Sky

Dark starry sky is an essential beauty of our natural environment. This fish-eye image displays perhaps the darkest sky possible.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Waves in the Sky

What is the wave-like structure besides the Milky Way in this view from northern Chile? It is similar to airglow but in a wave-like structure.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Sky Motion above Kilimanjaro

Time-lapse video: sky in motion above Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa during a complete night of July.
by:
Kwon O Chul




A Complete Night of Mount Kilimanjaro

Time-lapse video: sky in motion above Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa during a complete night of July.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Airglow and Milky Way above Chilean Andes

Time-lapse video: Watching the Sky from very high altitude locations is an amazing experience as seen here from Chilean Andes.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Night of Parinacota

Time-lapse video: Parinacota, a majestic volcano in northern Chile (6332 m), is seen here in a complete night under the starry sky.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Remembering a Star Party

While attending the annual Nebraska Star Party in USA, TWAN photographer recorded this long exposure trails of northern sky.
by:
Doug Zubenel




All-sky Composite of Geminid Meteors

The annual Geminid meteor shower displayed a fascinating show in 2009, the best seen Geminid shower for many sky observers.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Aurora or Airglow?

Green bands of light pass among the stars of Big Dipper, the prominent asterism of constellation Ursa Major.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Circumpolar startrails over Cholla Cactus

Above the moon-washed landscape of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California, stars wheel about the north celestial pole.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Mushroom Rock and Airglow

Startrails beyond a slab of limestone supported by a pedestal of sandstone.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Sky Aplenty

Gegenschein and airglow recorded in a dark sky.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Joshua Trees and Red Airglow

A time exposure of the northern sky with these Joshua Trees providing foreground revealed that the sky was filled with faint, red airglow.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Gegenschein over Oklahoma

Framed by the Milky Way and airglow, the Gegenschein floats above the 2001 Okie-Tex Star Party in Cimarron County, Oklahoma.
by:
Doug Zubenel




All-sky Airglow over Nebraska

An incredible display of banded airglow at the annual Nebraska Star Party.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Scope and Stars

An incredible, clear summer night at the 2005 Nebraska Star Party.
by:
Doug Zubenel




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