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Stars of the Forbidden City

Long exposure image of moon and stars trailing down to the western horizon.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mars Opposition

Mars shines brightly near its opposition.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




Celestial Winterscape

Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Aligned in Moonlight

Antares, Mars, and Saturn aligned under the emerging Milky Way in this moonlit midnight.
by:
Alex Cherney




Sky at Nautical Twilight

The Milky Way, Mars, and Saturn, are photographed at the nautical twilight from a Himalayan lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Ladakh Night Meditation

Meditating on a dark starry night on the site of the National Large Solar Telescope in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Paired retrograde: Saturn and Mars in 2016

Retrograde motion of Saturn and Mars in 2016.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars and Saturn in Retrograde Motion (composite)

Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets and the Galactic Bulge

Saturn, Mars, and Antares are almost lined up on this evening, with the galactic bulge next to them.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Milky Way Sets

Under dark skies the setting and rising of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Idaho Starry Sky

The summer Milky Way above Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Morning Planets and Autumn Colors

Venus and Jupiter pair in morning sky, only one degree apart, with much fainter Mars not far from them.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Galaxy, Mars, and Shooting Star

Milky Way, Mars, Saturn, Antares, and a bright meteor. In the middle left the fuzzy green dot is comet LINEAR.
by:
Luc Perrot




Banyan Tree and Conjuction

onjunction of Jupiter, Moon, Mars & Venus next to this beautiful Banyan tree on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Morning Planets and Geminid Meteor

A meteor streaks in the morning sky at the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower in mid-December.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Elevation

a timelapse movie from Reunion Island in Indian Ocean. The blend of physical elevation and spiritual elevation.
by:
Luc Perrot




Saturn, Mars, and Antares

The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Altiplano Night

The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Planets and Milky Way

Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this nightscape from Uludag National Park, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars in the Badlands

Mars near its brightest, shining above the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, a World Heritage in Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Paddle on the Starry Lake

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




Planets Alignment and Taurid Fireball

A Taurid fireball is captured right one the edge, and a parade of moon & planets in the center.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets and Observatory in Twilight

Morning breaks on the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planet Conjunction over Lake Annette

The conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mars over Lake Annette, in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert

The Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Saturn, Mars & Milky Way over Ranch Corral

Mars (bottom) and Saturn in conjunction at right, and the Milky Way at left, in deep blue twilight.
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




Lined Up Planets

Above a cloud-covered valley in Uludag National Park, a parade of planets and the Moon is photographed at dawn.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Morning Planets

This morning twilight view from Uludag National Park in Turkey has 3 planets and the moon
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planetary Parade

The all-sky image shows the winter constellations and a caravan of 4 planets and the crescent moon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Turkey Winter Nightscape

Panoramic winterscape of a starry night on Mount Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Guten Morgen Saarland

Venus and Jupiter are coupled in a close conjunction in the morning sky with Mars, above Saar Loop.
by:
Gernot Meiser




A Martian Night on Earth

The starry sky above the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
by:
Serge Brunier




Two Planets in Light

The two nearest planets to the Earth appear together in the dawn sky.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Planets of the Morning

planet Earth's horizon stretches across this Solar System group portrait.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Bridge

The Anse des Cascades under the stars of the Milky Way.
by:
Luc Perrot




Sharing the Night Sky with My Kid

A mother and daughter enjoy the new moon in a triple conjunction with Venus and Mars.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Triple Conjunction and A Double Treeee

Venus and Mars are paired in a close conjunction, next to a young crescent moon.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Venus and Mars

Venus and Mars are paired in a close conjunction in the backdrop of a twin tree.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Moon, Venus, and Mars

The moon and a close conjunction of Venus and Mars imaged from a residential area in New Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




A Delhi Tomb

A short star trail image reveals moon and a conjunction of Venus and Mars above Sultan Garhi tombs in Delhi.
by:
Ajay Talwar




After Eclipse New Moon

A very thin new Moon appears above the Arctic landscape of Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon, Venus, and Mars

The Crescent Moon appears between Venus (lower) and Mars in the evening sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Venus & Mercury

Planets Venus and Mercury pair at dusk in a close conjunction, photographed from Turkey. Higher up is Mars.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sacred Night

The Milky Way stretches across the night sky above Harghita Mountains in Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Counting Stars by the Ocean

The arc of the Milky Way, from Cygnus to Scorpius, rises above the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Volcano`s Glow Bathes Milky Way

The Milky Way basks in the cherry red glow of Kilauea Crater, a roiling vent on the world`s largest active volcano.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mars, Antares, Moon and Saturn

Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest celestial beacons in this serene sky above Lake Balaton.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A September Night of Alborz

The Moon and the Milky Way appear in a fisheye view, overlooking Haraz valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Haraz Evening Alignment

Mars, Antares, Moon, and Saturn are the brightest in this serene sky.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Summer Nightscape

The summer Milky Way fades into light-dome of a nearby town.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Battlefield: Light Pollution & Starry Skies

The battle between light pollution and starry skies.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




From Lights to Stars

The Galaxy in the backdrop of lights, taken near midnight during the shortest night of the year.
by:
Laurent Laveder




In the Shortest Night

The Galaxy in the backdrop of lights, taken near midnight in the shortest night of the year.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Joshua Moon

The Moon and Mars in the evening twilight over Joshua Tree National Park, southeastern California.
by:
Stefan Seip




Tracing the Red Planet

The motion of Mars in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Retrograde Motions of Mars, Ceres and Vesta

After this 10MB video animation loads track the motion of Mars, Ceres and Vesta in the Earth's sky during the course of 9 months.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky in Transition

A starry night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Along Ecliptic

An all-sky view from the Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey has captured 4 planets at dusk.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Total Lunar Eclipse in Motion

The total lunar eclipse of April 2014 in timelapse motions over the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Stars Above Belgium

The summer Milky Way during moonrise over the Hautes Fagne swamps in Belgium.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Painted by Nature

A fine art painting at the first glance, this photograph has captured the full moon through storm clouds.
by:
P-M Heden




Gamla Stan by Night

The Moon and Jupiter (in Gemini) in the night sky of Gamla stan or the Old Town in Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Mars, Saturn, and Rising Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over The Cove of Île Vierge (also known as the Virgin Island) in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars and the Galaxy

The Milky Way rises over The Cove of Île Vierge (also known as the Virgin Island) in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars Above Virgin Island

Mars as its brightest shines over The Cove of Île Vierge or the Virgin Island in the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Mars and Blossoms

Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Fireball Flares Above Watchful Eyes

High above the Chilean Andes, a fireball zooms past the high-precision antennas of ALMA observatory.
by:
Christoph Malin




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




Eclipse Trail

This long exposure photo sequence has captured not only star trails also the trailing moon during a total eclipse.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Waterton Lake Eclipse

This total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from Alberta, Canada, planet Earth.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Ocean Breeze and Eclipsed Moon

The night sky during the April 2014 total lunar eclipse above the coast of Florida.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Florida Keys Eclipse Scene

The night sky during a total lunar eclipse in the tropical weather and ocean breeze of Florida.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars and Small Worlds

The bright, ruddy object, is planet Mars, the Red Planet. Photographed here near its 2014 opposition.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Red Moon and Spectacular Milky Way

A total lunar eclipse in the crystal clear night sky of La Silla, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tapolca Basin Spring Nightscape

Spring nightscape in a moonlit night of Tapolca basin near Lake Balaton in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Mars Red and Spica Blue

A bright pair of celestial objects, Mars and Spica appear paired in the sky during spring of 2014.
by:
P-M Heden




From Winter To Spring

This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Alamut Winter Sky

Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Explore Monument Valley at Night

Let this Virtual Reality flash animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of the Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Monument Valley Planetarium View

The starry sky above the iconic Monument Valley in Arizona-Utah border is photographed in an all-sky fisheye view.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Z is for Mars

The motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of 7 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Retrograde Mars

The motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of almost 6 months is captured on the multi-exposure image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Night in the Andes Ice Forest

This forest of snow and ice penitentes reflects moonlight shinning across the Chajnantor plateau.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Morning Conjunction

Planets Jupiter (the brighter) and Mars meet over the eastern horizon in this telephoto view during the morning twilight.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars and Jupiter over Bursa

Planets Jupiter (the brighter) and Mars meet over the eastern horizon in the morning twilight, as photographed from a mountain near the city of Bursa.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mars and Lion over Nepal

A starry night of Nepal in Panauti Temple. Constellations Leo (the Lion) and Cancer are visible rising on the right, and Gemini is near the top.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lion of the Monument Valley

In a late spring evening constellation Leo, the Lion, sets behind iconic landscape of Monument Valley in the United States.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Pecs at Night

The moon and planets Mars and Saturn set in the evening sky of Pécs, a city of a rich cultural and historic heritage in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Rare Night in Delhi

A "trio" of Mars, Saturn and bright star Spica is imaged over a historic monument in Delhi center.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Towering Lights

Colorful auroras tower over Lumby, British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Majestic Licancabur

This impressive volcano at the border of Chile and Bolivia is Licancabur, softly illuminated by the moon in this nightscape view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Winter Night

A starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Aurora Australis Above the Ocean

Southern lights or the Aurora Australis above the ocean and under the trails of stars.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Fiery Baku Evening

Crescent Moon, Mars and Antares shine over the skyline of Baku in an autumn evening.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Peering Skyward

Astronomers at Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station in California are busy imaging the wonders of the cosmos.
by:
Dennis Mammana




From the Top of Germany

The Milky Way rises over the Alps from an atmospheric observatory station near the peak of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
by:
Christoph Malin




Sunrise Analemma and Venus Transit

An analemma is that figure-8 curve that you get when you mark the position of the Sun at the same time each day throughout planet Earth's year.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lucky Shot

A Perseid meteor zips over Iran's Alamut Castle during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Tracing Mars in the Earth´s Sky

When this 10 MB video animation loads, you can track the motion of Mars in the Earth sky during the course of 9 months from late October 2011 (top right) through early July 2012 (bottom left).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Summer Full Moon Night

The full moon rises over a wheat field mowed and collected in bales of straw in Catalonia, northeast of Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Nobility House

A moonlit night at Esterháza palace in Hungary. It was a palace of Esterházy noble family, built in the 18th century.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Jupiter behind the Moon

The crescent Moon and Venus appears in constellation Taurus. But there is also a little bump at the bright side of the Moon, which is none other than Jupiter just before occultation.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Prehistoric Tale

Star trails above a prehistoric illustrated tale. Engraved in rock, these ancient petroglyphs are abundant in the Teimareh valley of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cape View

Stars of the Southern Cross and the notable dark nebula known as the Coalsack appear through passing clouds above Cape Schank, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Mars over Snowy Landscape

The planet Mars, only a few days before its closest approach to the Earth for the year, shines as the brightest point near image center.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Two Planets in Leo and Virgo

There are not many bright stars in the spring sky. In fact two of the brightest points in this view are planets Mars and Saturn.
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




Atacama Starry Nights: episode I

watch this timelapse movie full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky.
by:
Christoph Malin & Babak A. Tafreshi




Lunar Corona

The light from the moon interacts with the cloud droplets and high ice crystals in the desert sky to create this colorful scene of a lunar corona.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Moonset on the Mountain Road

Time-lapse video: winter stars traverse the sky in this moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Piece of Halley

In this clear night of autumn during the peak of the Orionid meteor shower this meteor is captured over the Alamut Castle in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Zodiacal Band in the Pre-dawn Sky

In this pre-dawn moment on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the zodiacal light cross the sky from the moon and Mars to Jupiter.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Magic Trails

Stars trail over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mira mira Mira

A very young observer named Mira, watches the variable star Mira in the constellation Cetus.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Stars and Aurora above Sugar Lake

In a summer night of Sugar Lake in the British Columbia, Canada, stars trail around the north celestial pole near the direction of star Polaris.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Aligned Planets

In this pleasant summer evening of Alps three planets are aligned over the western horizon.
by:
Stefan Seip




Izmir in Morning Twilight

The light of dawn approaches to end a night of starry skies above Tahtali Reservoir near Izmir, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Skyline Planets

During May 2011, skywatchers have been treated to a rare alignment of planets, in the early morning twilight as captured here above Perth Skyline.
by:
John Goldsmith




Moon and Planets above Perth

During May 2011, skywatchers have been treated to a rare alignment of planets, in the early morning twilight as captured here above Perth.
by:
John Goldsmith




Yukon Aurora

Not far from the Arctic Circle, Yukon in the northwest Canada (bordering Alaska) is a right location to view aurora.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Kurdistan in the Evening Twilight

The evening twilight arrives in Oraman; a mountainous region of Kurdistan in western Iran. Venus is near the horizon and Mars and star Regulus are higher up.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light above New Zealand

An all-sky image from the shores of Lake Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The bright southern Milky Way bridges across the southern sky and rivals the Zodiacal Light in the west.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Chimney Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse of 4 January 2011 as seen from winter landscape of a Siberian village near Novosibirsk, Russia.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




The Red Planet Comes Out of Occultation

Few moments after Mars occultation by the Moon, the red planet has reappeared in the sky, only minutes before it sets in the horizon.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Moon Occults Mars

Moments after Mars occultation by the Moon, the red planet has reappeared in the sky, only minutes before it sets in the horizon.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Shiraz Night

Moon and Venus appear behind the tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, southern Iran. Also notable is planet Mars, much fainter than Venus and to its upper left.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Away from the Lights

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed from Mount Uludag above valleys of small towns and villages near Bursa, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mira Looks at Mira

A very young observer, named Mira, points her small telescope toward the variable star Mira in the constellation Cetus.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Island Planets

As the evening twilight fades away in this remote island in the Pacific Ocean, the dazzling planet Venus shines above scattered clouds.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Watching a Celestial Pair

In the early evening sky the young crescent Moon meets with bright planet Venus.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mira above Brittany

Stars appear above the local light pollution in the Brittany of France, including the famous variable star Mira at its brightest.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




Lonely Stupa in Himalayas

Time-lapse video: In a starry night of Himalayas planet Mars and the Beehive Star Cluster rise above a stupa along the trail to the Everest Base Camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




The Rare Parhelic Circle

In this summer day of Brittany refraction of sunlight in the atmosphere created a 22-degree solar and the rare parhelic circle.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Moon and Planets above Atlantic Ocean

In the evening sky of southwestern France the Moon meets with planets Venus, Saturn and Mars in a beautiful conjunction above the Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Serge Brunier




Night, Camera, Action!

Time-lapse video: As the evening twilight fades in darkness a group of sky observers and astrophotographers begins exploring the night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A King of Liberty

Before the morning twilight the dazzling planet Venus rises with the constellations Gemini and Orion above the ancient tomb of Cyrus the Great.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Above the Clouds in Himalaya

Starry sky of a late November night above Himalayas. The scene was recorded from the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Photographer Meets with Three Planets

Venus, Mars and Saturn set in the western horizon while they form a rare triple planetary conjunction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ending Summer

In this restful evening of September the crescent Moon and the Milky Way shine above the coast of Aegean Sea near Izmir.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon and Planetary Triangle in the Evening Sky

The young crescent Moon meets with the planetary triple conjunction of Venus (the brightest), Mars and Saturn above a mountainous village in Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Moon, Venus, and Observers in Motion

Time-lapse video: The Moon meets with planet Venus (and Mars at the upper right) in the evening twilight over a group of amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Civilizations

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed above valleys of small towns and villages near Bursa, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon and Triple Planetary Conjunction

From a high altitude overlooking point on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the crescent Moon sets in the western horizon over lights of small villages in the valley.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets and Zodiacal Light

As the evening twilight fades away in this remote island in the Pacific Ocean, the dazzling planet Venus shines above scattered clouds.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Space Station, Meteor, and Planets

A lot of things is going on in this 30-second exposure image. The young Moon, a bright meteor, and the orbiting space station.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beware the Mars Hoax!

As the night begins over this desert landscape near the date of annual Mars Hoax, planets Venus are in a triple conjunction with star Spica.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and Moon in the Evening Sky

The crescent Moon and three planets sets in the western horizon of Alborz Mountains of Iran. Lights of a mountainous village is visible in far.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




There are Stars in Urban Skies

During 3 hours three planets and many stars trail above Milad communication Tower in Tehran with over 10 million population and a very light polluted sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and Moon Align above Kilimanjaro

Four planets Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Mercury and bright star Regulus are photographed along the ecliptic while the Moon is in conjunction with Venus.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Planets above Behistun (Bistun)

Mars and bright star Regulus are in conjunction while Saturn is photographed at their left. The 2500-year world heritage Behistun (Bistun) relief is pictured in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars, Beehive, and Castle

Planet Mars (brightest in the view) shines above ruins of a castle not far from Stockholm, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Ecliptic New Zealand

Four bright celestial beacons and a faint triangle of light follow the plane of the ecliptic as it arcs high through this southern hemisphere night skyscape.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Big Ben at Night

The Moon, Mars and star Regulus are photographed above Big Ben in London as seen from Westminster Bridge and Thames river.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Mars Meets Regulus

Mars meets with star Regulus in Leo to form a celestial conjunction, as photographed from the World Heritage site of Fertö/Neusiedler in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Feel Your Halo

In a winter mountain night of Nagano prefecture in Japan, stars of Taurus (upper right), Orion, and Canis Major surrounds a beautiful lunar halo.
by:
Shingo Takei




Mars and the Lion above Kurdistan

The Red Planet appears in close conjunction with bright star Regulus at the Leo's heart, both at the same brightness but with great color contrast.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dream View

The night sky is part of our nature, a heritage for all humanity to respect and to enjoy its majestic beauty.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




All-Sky View above Germany

In this spring evening from near Stuttgart, TWAN photographer used a fisheye lens to capture this all-sky view in a timely moment.
by:
Stefan Seip




Halo Around the Moon

Time-lapse video: a large 22-degree halo shapes around the Moon or the sun when high thin clouds containing millions of tiny ice crystals cover much of the sky.
by:
P-M Heden




Lunar Rainbow and Unknown Event

Mars, a lunar rainbow and an unknown event similar to volcanic activity as seen above Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Alice in Wonderland

A bizarre panoramic view of a garden with the first signs of spring blossoms. In the background sky, the brightest point is the red planet Mars.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Balaton by Moonlight

Bright moonlight at Lake Balaton in Hungary. Winter constellation Orion and Canis Major are visible on the right side and Planet Mars at the upper edge.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Moon Halo

A winter moonlit night near Stockholm, Sweden. The bright "star" on the left of the Moon is planet Mars near its opposition.
by:
P-M Heden




Setting Winter Stars over Southern Turkey

In this starryscape from Lake Avlan near Elmali in Antalya province of Turkey, stars of the northern hemisphere's winter sky set in the west.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Desert Camp and Zodiacal Band

An all-sky view from Maranjab Desert of central Iran, made by taking and stitching several wide-angle photos.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Essence of Spring

Sirius, constellation Orion, the winter Milky Way, and planet Mars, decorate this starry view above blossomed trees near Shahrud, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Santa Stargazer

Moonlight illuminates Alborz Mountains and the TWAN photographer in his Christmas custom.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Mars and Beehive

Time-lapse video: Planet Mars, near its opposition or the closest to the Earth, meets with the Beehive star cluster in constellation Cancer.
by:
P-M Heden




Rush Hour

A digital startrail over the busy city of Tehran, highlights the Moon (the brightest trail) in a close conjunction with planet Mars.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Moonlight on Observatory

Moonlight shines on the Sobaeksan National Observatory in South Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Wolf Moon

The largest full moon of the year 2010, rises at the end of January as seen in this panoramic view from Alaska.
by:
LeRoy Zimmerman




Mars and a Colorful Lunar Fog Bow

The Red Planet and a rare lunar fog bow above the misty Haleakala Crater in Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mars and Windmill

Under bright moonlight, the Red Planet, Mars, shines during its January 2010 close encounter with the Earth as seen above winter landscape of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter in Moonlight

Winter landscape of Hungary is illuminated by moonlight.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




PlanetCatcher and Mars

Planet Mars at its 2010 opposition or the closest to the Earth.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Heavenly Halo

While preparing for an evening of viewing the planet Mars, high clouds passing by the gibbous moon create a beautiful 22 degree lunar halo.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Planets above Persian Heritage

Conjunction of Venus (the brightest) and Mars over a 2500-year old Achamenid palace in Pasargadae, a World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Ama Dablam Startrails

Planet Mars rises in the starry sky of World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, as recorded in this digital startrail image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Hittites

Winter stars, from Orion to Gemini and Canis Minor, rise above the rebuilt walls of the ancient city of Hattusa, a World Heritage Site in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Ama Dablam Martian Rise

Time-lapse video: As planet Mars rises over Himalaya, the Moon sets in the other horizon shading the magnificent mountains under darkness.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Dream

Under starry sky of Iran's Fars province, winter constellations rise above Wild Pistachio trees.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and Volcano

The Red Planet at it's brightest shines over Mount Taftan, a double volcano in South East Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets Align in Korea

Moon and planets align in the evening sky as seen from Geojedo Island of Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Jupiter Over the Mediterranean

A picturesque starscape capped a serene seascape in Antalya province of Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Magnificent Sahara Milky Way

The magnificent Milky Way stretches above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake View

The Moon meets Mars in the constellation Taurus with the V-shape Hyades star cluster at the top edge.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Conjunction above Hot Springs

Conjunction of the Moon and Venus in constellation Gemini, with Mars further up in Taurus, and the prominent Orion on the left.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon and Three Planets

In the morning of June 21st, 2009 before the summer solstice sun rises above the Sandras Mountain in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Scorpion Rise

As desert scorpions begin to come out in this late spring Sahara evening, the heavenly scorpion rises above Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus, Mars, and the Seven Sisters

Planets Venus (the brightest) and Mars (closely above Venus) meet with Pleiades, the Seven Sister star cluster.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sahara Wonderland

This panoramic image of a starry night sky looks across a stark moonlit landscape.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Planets, and NLCs

Planets Mars and Jupiter meets in a 2-degree conjunction while the morning crescent Moon rises from the eastern horizon.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Panorama from the End of the World

The Milky Way fades in the morning light as seen from the Assekrem Mountain in central African Sahara or southern Algeria near to tropic of Cancer.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lightnings and Stars

Time-lapse video: in a stormy spring night of Dizin peak in Alborz Mountains, stars of Auriga and Gemini sets in the western horizon above the lightning clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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