The World at Night Most Viewed Photos & Videos Jan-March 2015






















                Most Viewed Photos 

Listed below are the most viewed photos and videos during January to March 2015 by our global visitors. The list includes both archive images and the latest releases:



The Milky Way: Winter vs. Summer

By: Kwon O Chul

In northern hemisphere the summer nights is the time we look in the direction of the center of our Galaxy (right). Then in winter we see the opposite direction (left).  



A Starry Night of Moab

By: Kwon O Chul

The Milky Way towards the bright central bulge of the galaxy appears over the bizarre landscape of Moab, Utah. A hoodoo (balancing rock formed by water erosion and weathering) is in the foreground.



Tajinaste Milky Way

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma, Spain. Clouds appear in the Caldera de la Taburiente.



Aurora Marbles

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

An artistic presentation of an aurora outburst in Lapland, northern Sweden, includes over 600 full-circle fisheye images taken during 2 hours.



An Elusive Green Light

By: Yuichi Takasaka

The famed northern lights shine across the shores of Pontoon Lake in Canada. Green is the most common color of this natural phenomenon that has dazzled sky-watchers for millennia.



Baku Analemma

By: Tunc Tezel

One full year of solar motion is captured in this multi-exposure analemma image from shore of the Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan.



Green Flash at Sunrise

By: Kwon O Chul

The sun rises over one of the Dokdo islets (also known as Liancourt Rocks) off the coast of Korea. The image shows a little green light at the top of the solar disc.



Arctic Eclipse

By: Tunc Tezel

Wide-angle view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse with the shadow cone of the Moon visible above Longyearbyen, Svalbard, at 78 degrees north.



Svalbard Totality

By: Tunc Tezel

The total solar eclipse of 2015 March 20 eclipse hangs low over the high hills that hugs Longyearbyen from the south.



Milky Way and Giant Telescope

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

The Milky Way above in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius  is photographed above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palmal.



                In the Guest Gallery 

The most viewed photos on TWAN Guest Gallery during January to March 2015:


1  Starfalls        By: Ben Coffman

From the photographer: "This is the Hug Point waterfall, an Oregon coast landmark that I had waited for years to capture. These types of waterfalls are rare."


2  Conjunction over Ince Minaret Medrese        By: M. Rasid Tugral

Moon and Venus in conjunction over Ince Minaret Medrese in Konya, Turkey.


3  Romancing the Mythology        By: Munzlinger Noemi

From the photographer: "A young couple studying the Ursa Major constellation, and the Mythology of a strange romance."



                Top Visiting Countries

The top ten visiting countries to TWAN website during January to March 2015 include:

  • USA 33%

  • Germany 6%

  • UK 5%

  • Iran 4%

  • Canada 4%

  • Spain 3%

  • India 3%

  • France 2.5%

  • Turkey 2%

  • Italy 2%