The World at Night 2014 Most Viewed Photos and Videos
2014 December 30:
During the year 2014 TWAN website had about 1.5 million views from all
around the world (209 countries and territories). There are currently
about 4000 fine selected photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN galleries
and over 1600 photos in the Guest Gallery. TWAN imagery is increasing
by the support of The World at Night dedicated photographers.
Most Viewed Photos
Listed below are the most viewed photos and videos during 2014 by our global visitors:
By: Stephane Guisard
The arc of the Milky Way is photographed in this panoramic photo from San Pedro Mártir observatory, located in a mountain range with the same name in the Baja California peninsula, northwestern Mexico.
In this moonlit night the Orion stands on its head above the Southern Ocean (Antarctic Ocean). The right image shows the Hunter above Alborz Mountains of Iran. The comparing images also illustrate two different environment at the same time.
By: Kwon O Chul
In northern hemisphere the summer nights is the time we look in the direction of the center of our Galaxy, and the brightest region of the Milky Way is facing us (right). Then in winter we see the opposite direction and the Milky Way is only a dim patch of light (left).
By: Kwon O Chul
Following a solar storm that reached the Earth magnetic field, the dancing northern lights or aurora borealis fill the night sky over the northern Canada.
The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening twilight over Lake Turkana, northern Kenya.
By: Tunc Tezel
The left-side all-sky view is a "normal" nightscape image of winter stars above the Alamut Castle and village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz Mountains, Iran. On the right image the photographed has used a H-alpha filter (for DSLR cameras) that blacks most of the visible light except for a narrow band in the red part of the spectrum.
By: Wally Pacholka
The Milky Way shimmers like a cosmic rainbow over Utah's Capitol Reef National Park in this clear June night. City dwellers worldwide rarely see such starry night skies due to light pollution.
The Milky Way over the Furnas crater lake in the Sao Miguel island of Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.
The northern lights (aurora borealis) photographed above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
The Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes in Chile's Atacama Desert.
Sky in Motion
In the timelapse category the two most popular videos during the year are:
By: Alex Cherney
By: Ajay Talwar
In the Guest Gallery
The year’s most viewed photos on TWAN Guest Gallery:
1Moon Inside the Shadow By: Richard Wainscoat
From the photographer: "Every sunrise and sunset, provided there are no clouds, Mauna Kea casts its shadow on the Earth's atmosphere, creating a distinctive triangular shaped shadow."
2 A Serving of Crescent Moon By: Amirreza Kamkar
3 Guiding Light To The Stars By: Mark Gee
From the photographer: "This panorama covers a field of view of over 180 degrees horizontally, and is made up of 35 individual shots, giving an overall image size of over 300 megapixels. The photo shows the Milky Way low in the sky stretching from west to east."
4 The Emerald City By: Tommy Eliassen
From the photographer: "Wonderful aurora display over the small town of Hemnesberget, Norway."
5 Coming out to See the Moon By: Doug Waters
From the photographer: "A supermoon rises over Bogue Inlet Pier as admirers have come out to view its splendor."
6 Stars Shining above the Great Wall By: Song Hongxiao
From the photographer: "On the Great wall, apricot flowers are all over the hills. In order to protect the Great Wall, a 2400 meters long tunnel is built for the expressway passing through the wall."
7 Mongolian Sky By: Nicolas Marino
From the photographer: "The Milky Way showing above the magnificent lake Terkhiin Tsagaan of Mongolia as the crescent moon descends in the horizon."
8 Guard of Honor By: Jeff Dai
From the photographer: "The night sky in a panoramic view over a Buddhist shrine in Yunnan province of China."
9 Gobi Nights By: Nicolas Marino
From the photographer: "A magnificent starry night of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, no less than 80 miles of the nearest small village and hundreds of miles away from a city."
10 Dry Acacia and Kilimanjaro By: M.Taha Ghouchkanlu
From the photographer: "A single tree under the night sky of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. The Kilimanjaro is standing tall in background."
Top Visiting Countries
The top ten visiting countries to TWAN website during 2014 include:
And most visiting cities to TWAN website: