The World At Night (TWAN) is an international effort to present stunning nightscape photos and timelapse videos of the world’s landmarks against celestial attractions. TWAN is a bridge between art, science, and culture.

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Pekka Parviainen


Parviainen has lived his whole life in Finland at a latitude of 60 N. For the past ten years he has been a professional photographer specializing in atmospheric phenomena. The cloudy weather of his country led him to focus on other phenomena common to northern skies, including auroras, noctilucent clouds, mirages, halos and rare atmospheric events.