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The World at Night (September 2013)                                        www.twanight.org

Stunning images of night sky from across the world                                  

 

TWAN News & Reports


Join TWAN workshop on night sky photography, time-lapse imaging and processing, from September 26 to 30 on the beautiful island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The instructors, award winning TWAN Photographers Babak Tafreshi (the founder and director) and Christoph Malin (dedicated timelapse photographer, TWAN-Austria) together have years of experience of night-time imagery under all conditions and in a wide variety of locations.      Read the full story

 

 New Photo Report:

TWAN Exhibition in Doha

The World at Night major educational exhibition during the first Doha International Astronomy Conference (2013 Feb. 10-13) was TWAN's first event in the southern shores of the Persian Gulf.

Top Viewed Photos and Videos: January-June 2013

See the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the first half of 2013. During the first half of 2013 TWAN website had 1.1 million views from nearly all around the world (175 countries and territories).

 

TWAN Featured Photo

     Sweden Summer Evening                                                                   By: P-M Heden

The Noctilucent or night-shining clouds (NLCs) appear in a summer evening of Sweden. NLCs lie near the edge of space, reflecting sunlight from about 80 kilometers above Earth's surface. They are usually spotted above the Polar Regions in summer.

 

Latest Photos and Videos

There are new stunning photos and time-lapse videos on the TWAN website, featuring starry nights of our planet's landmarks from around the world:

 

Gallery:

Aurora in All Colors


 

Gallery:

Europe at Night

 

Gallery:

Middle Eastern Sky

Southern California Moonlit Night


 

Uttarakhand

Star Trails


 

Early Dawn

 


 

Monsoon

Delhi Night


 

Unrivaled Beauty of Starry Skies


 

Perseid Fireball

 

 

Above the Caldera

 

Zodiacal Light over Radio Telescopes

 

Radio Observatory in the Australian Outback

Milky Way above the Teide Observatory

Karijini Moonlit Night

 


 

A Natural Night

 


 

Far North

 


 

 

Grand Canyon Stargazing

 

The Big Bear and the Old Faithful


 

Sky above the Gateway of India

 

Rotating Sky over Yosemite


 

Badwater Good Sky

 

360-degree Night Panorama of Kitt Peak

Mountaintop Telescopes

Cosmic Rainbow

 

 

     

See more of TWAN latest imagery at twanight.org/latest or list the latest on our Search page

 

Featured Galleries

 

Star Trails


 

 

Save Dark Skies


 

Meteor


 

MilkyWay


 

Moon GalleryNight Sky in Virtual Reality Flash Animations Eclipces GalleryCosmic Motions Gallery

 

Latest Guest Gallery Photos

The Guest Gallery is a well-received section on the TWAN website, featuring selected outstanding Earth and sky photos by non-TWAN creative photographers from around the globe. If you have such remarkable photos to share with the TWAN Guest Gallery then please contact us.

 

Night in Bethells Beach                                                                            by: Ling Zheng

 

Desert Twilight

 

Amateur Astronomer

 

Winter Solstice and Fire Temple

Aurora over Dinosaur Provincial Park

 

Earthshine Behind Chapel

by: Robert Blasius

Moon Shadow Sequence

by: Ben Cooper

Moon and Mercury

by: Aissa moussa Mohammed

Steinschloss

by: Herbert Raab

Perseid & Conjunction

by: Mahdi Zamani

Setting Milky Way at San Pedro

by: Luis Argerich

Zodiac Light over Dachstein Mountain

by: Norbert Span

My Sky

by: Ali Hasanzadeh

A Quadruple Lunar Halo Over Spain

by: Dani Caxete

 

Wind Machine

by: Stavros Hios

Devi Jagdambi Temple

by: Atish Aman

New Moon Over Holy Shrine

by: Majid Ghohroodi

Winter Triangle

by: Andreas Max Böckle

M-Class Planet

by: Ken Lee

Wolf Moon 2013

by: Robert Blasius

Tibetan Buddhist Tower

by: Jeff. Dai

Star Trails over Bosphorus

by: Cemil Seyis

Solar Analemma over Trinity School Chapel

by: Craig Lent

The Moon and Misterious Red Waves

by: Luis Argerich

 

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), a NASA’s world-known website, has featured new imagery by TWAN photographers:

 

TWAN Photos on NASA

Perseids over Meteora

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

TWAN is a global program in partnership with Astronomers Without Borders (www.astrowb.org) to produce and present a collection of stunning photographs of the world's most beautiful and historic sites against the nighttime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events. The eternally peaceful sky looks the same above all symbols of different nations and regions, attesting to the truly unified nature of Earth as a planet rather than an amalgam of human-designated territories.