The longest total lunar eclipse of the century from the central part of Iran
Lunar eclipse, together with the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
Moon and Mars, Milky Way and Saturn, as well as Jupiter and a flare from satellite FORMOSAT-2
The arch of the Milky Way rises in this late spring night above a cloud-filled valley.
A mosaic photo from Nepal with the magnificent view to 7000-8000 meters Himalayan peaks of Annapurna Massif.
Panoramic view of the rising Milky Way arch in late spring over the highest peak in the Middle East.
This Striking nightscape is one of the most visited highlights of Africa in day time.
The summer Milky Way appears above Mount Sabalan, an inactive volcano in the Alborz Mountains.
This night, several unusual glows were evident. Some near, but some far.
Panoramic image of the Milky Way over a rock formation. Imaged from Damaraland, Namibia.
Milky Way above a Camp fire in Ganab region, Namib Desert.
Panoramic view of the Milky Way setting with Magellanic Clouds on the left.
The central bugle of Milky way rises above the crescent spring of Dunhuang.
Spring flowers with the rising Milky Way at the break of dawn
Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
A moonlit night at a lighthouse not too far from Sydney.
The central region of Milky Way and planet Saturn above the Great Wall
The summer Milky Way from a dark seashore of Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
The two brightest galaxies of northern and southern skies are Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and Large Magellanic Cloud.
From altitude of 4500m on the Chilean Altiplano the Milky Way appears with Magellanic Clouds and green airglow.
The rarely seen Red Sprites with the Milky Way in a stormy night of France.
Mist, Milky Way, and a mountain cottage, formed a magical atmosphere on Vosges Mountains in France.
Black & white image of the Milky Way from Yosemite with the setting moonlight on the Half Dome.
A fireball flashes in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
The Milky Way and impressive sculptures scattered around the desert community of Borrego Springs.
Rising moon and one of the impressive sculptures in the desert community of Borrego Springs, California.
Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
The annual Oregon Star Party.
The bright elongated halo between the clouds is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
The Milky Way dominates this star-filled view from the 4350-meter high Himalayan lake.
Antares, Mars, and Saturn aligned under the emerging Milky Way in this moonlit midnight.
Panoramic image of the Milky Way and aurora borealis during Saskatchewan Star Party in Canada.
The Milky Way, Mars, and Saturn, are photographed at the nautical twilight from a Himalayan lake.
Constellation Andromeda in a starlit sky above and inside a lake.
Meditating on a dark starry night on the site of the National Large Solar Telescope in northern India.
Something internal and personal draws us out to the night sky.
Wandering Mars and Saturn spent much of 2016 remarkably close together in the Earth night sky.
Southern stars and the Milky Way above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
Under dark skies the setting and rising of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight.
A grand planetary alignment of the moon and 5 planets in the evening sky.
The closest star beyond our Solar System has a potentially habitable planet.
The Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, our neighboring dwarf galaxies at 160,000 & 200,000 light years away.
A black&white image of Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, California.
The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
A Meteor of Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley.
A man standing inside a gorge under the summer Milky Way, Alabama Hills, California.
My first contact with the Southern Skies.
A beam of car light broke the silence of Manla reservoir.
Starry sky above Laigu Glacier on the roof of the world.
Summer Milky Way appears dazzling over Tibet.
The Milky Way and passing clouds over wild flowers in Tibet.
The Milky Way in a late summer night, framed by trees in Färnebofjärden National Park, Sweden.
Moonrise (framed by a Torii) and the Milky Way above Oarai coast in Japan.
The Milky Way rising like an arch connecting northeast to southeast over Wupatki Indian ruins in Arizona.
The Milky Way, horizon to horizon, in a summer evening of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
The Milky Way in a summer night of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
The Milky Way arc above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in extreme southern Arizona.
The Milky Way appears above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona.
The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower captured above the world-known Yosemite National Park in California.
Prominent stars of the Summer Triangle are framed above the Craters of the Moon park in Idaho.
The summer Milky Way above Bruneau Dunes State Park in Idaho.
The 2015 Geminid meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
This beach on Mayotte island is renowned as an important place of nesting turtles.
Comet 252P/Linear appears as a little fuzzy green halo above the photographer in this telephoto image.
The Milky Way, framed by fast moving low clouds, rising over a lake on Reunion Island.
Milky Way, Mars, Saturn, Antares, and a bright meteor. In the middle left the fuzzy green dot is comet LINEAR.
Under the stars of our Milky Way, the eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano continues.
360-degree image of the volcanic eruption of August 2015 on Reunion Island.
The image was taken in a very humid atmosphere.
Self-posing in front of the central bulge of our Milky Way.
The Milky Way above a sea of clouds and a volcano.
The dreamlike scene is one of the most beautiful places on Reunion Island.
Northern Lights and the Milky Way from Norway.
Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley, Chile.
Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
Scenic night driving in Chliean Andes.
On the summer nights (in the southern hemisphere) the Milky Way perfectly aligns along the meridian.
This is a pre-dawn view from Carnegie Las Campanas observatory located in the south of Atacama desert in Chile.
The falls is located in Big Sur of California, an incredible place by itself.
This is the view from just outside of astronomer's hotel at Paranal observatory in Atacama desert, Chile.
The rising Milky Way perfectly aligned with a local palm tree forming the perfect Desert Flower.
Did you ever wonder what is the real color of the night sky? Anything but black! Airglow defines that.
The summer Milky Way rises above a small lake. Saturn, Mars, and Antares form a beautiful triangle.
The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
The moon, morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the Milky Way in this nightscape over Oman Grand Canyon.
Lights sprawl toward the horizon in this nightscape from Uludag National Park, Turkey.
The arc of the Milky Way and a bright meteor are captured in this panorama from Mt Huangshan of China.
Paddling at night in a star-filled lake near Mount Hood, Oregon.
The annual Oregon Star Party in the US.
Milky Way and Zodiacal Light captured after the nautical twilight near San Pedro de Atacama.
Bridge of light, connecting worlds, realities and dimensions.
Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
The Milky Way at dawn above palm trees in Buli, Halmahera, Indonesia.
A celestial triangle of Mars, Saturn, and star Antares appears in the center.
The southern Milky Way from a remote island beach in Halmahera.
This all sky panorama photographed just before morning twilight shows the night sky of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
The Milky Way stands over the crater, while Portland city lights compete on the right horizon.
The Milky Way rises over Mt Hood and the Lost Lake in Oregon for an unusually early thaw of the winter snow.
A 180° panorama of the Columbia Icefields by night, under bright moonlight.
A 360° panorama of the landscape and skyscape at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Mount Everest in Nepal, Mauna Kea observatory on Hawaii, and the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.
The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
View of the Milky Way and Zodiacal Light (with Venus shining inside) from ALMA site at the elevation of 5000 m.
The Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert in Chile.
An interesting alignment of OGLE telescope and the Milky Way in Chile.
The night sky here is shining in orangish color due to oxygen airglow emission in the upper atmosphere.
You can witness such a spectacular view if you happen to drive in Chilean Andes in April.
Impressive bands of red and green airglow in the sky, captured during a climb up Mount Pico in the Azores of Portugal.
A 360° night panorama, lit by moonlight, taken from the boardwalk out to Pyramid Island on Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park.
A 360° panorama of the Milky Way and night sky taken at Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Photo composite of the summer Milky Way over the Milk River Valley and sandstone formations of Writing-on-Stone Provincial park, in southern Alberta.
Photo composite of the Milky Way over Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.
Mars (bottom) and Saturn in conjunction at right, and the Milky Way at left, in deep blue twilight.
A panorama of a star- and planet-filled sky in the pre-dawn hours over Lake Annette in Jasper National Park, Alberta.
The Milky Way is fading into the blue sky of a moonlit night in Jasper National Park.
The photo is inspired by one of the most famous poems in China.
The faint autumn view to the Milky way and the Zodiacal Light over Minya Konka.
The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
A view of Yaqing Monastery, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province of China.
The night sky over a Buddhist shrine in Yunnan province of China.
With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky of Tibet.
Tibetan sky at the break of dawn with the band of the Milky Way.
The Milky Way above sand dunes in the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
Body of an old car in Arizona with the summer Milky Way above.
The summer Milky Way above Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties of northeastern Arizona.
Milky Way rises over Indian Cliff Dwellings in Bandelier National Monument.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
The zodiacal light and the faint winter Milky Way above a river in Sweden.
A lonely Eucalyptus tree rests under the southern Milky Way.
The Milky Way stands vertically over the western horizon in the northern hemisphere autumn evenings.
The Milky Way arching over TAD robotic telescope on Tenerife, one of the first free access robotic telescopes.
Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Maui, Hawaii.
The summer Milky Way over an ancient pine tree forest in Cedar Breaks National Monument, southern Utah.
This fisheye view from Utah has captured the moment of moonrise where the sky begins to brighten in blue.
Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
The central region of the Milky Way in the backdrop of VLT telescopes Antu (UT1) and Kueyen (UT2) on Paranal Observatory.
The heart of our Galaxy, full of gas, dust, and star clusters, appears next to the fainter white-blue zodiacal light in our own Solar System called the Zodiacal Light.
The arc of the Milky Way, the Zodiacal Light crossing the sky, and Magellanic Clouds, all framed in this panoramic view from 5000 meters high on chajnantor plateau in Chile.
An unusual cloudy sky hiding part of the Milky Way, while the moon is trying to shine behind the clouds.
Astronomers residency, built under the surface, in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile, like a human base on another planet.
In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
Milky Way over the the summits ridge of Mt. Uludag (Turkey).
The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
Summer constellations and the Milky Way shine bright.
The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
How long is a drive to center of the Galaxy? If you keep going at a highway speed, it takes 300 billion years!
The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
The Milky Way over a tree near the Grand Canyon rim.
Autumn Milky Way over the historic Grand Canyon Railway.
The starry sky during a lunar eclipse over La Palma.
The Milky Way arch rising over Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
The Milky Way above White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
The Milky Way arch rising over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
The Milky Way arch rising over the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
The Milky Way over Petrfied Logs in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Timelapse videos made during the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower, on the Alps near Mount Matterhorn.
A panorama with a double arch: the Milky Way and Aurora.
The Milky Way and the totally eclipse moon hang over domes of the twin 6.5 meter Magellan telescopes.
After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
This all-skyscape was taken 5,100m above sea level, from the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22nd.
From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
Over five hours of several exposures captured this photo-composite of meteor streaks and the Milky Way.
storm clouds do sometimes come to Atacama desert, known as the driest place on Earth.
As far as the eye could see, it was a dark night but intense airglow was visible to the camera.
The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above Cerro Paranal observatory.
Panoramic view of the night sky over Cerro Paranal during a total lunar eclipse.
Venus and Jupiter are paired above the setting band of the Milky Way.
A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
The Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
The Milky Way glows above the Morne de Fourche on the Reunion Island.
The Milky Way over a platform on an extinct crater of the Reunion Island.
The Anse des Cascades under the stars of the Milky Way.
The Milky Way seen from a cave located on the west coast of Reunion.
A sea of clouds invaded the enclosure of a volcano with the Galaxy above them.
The TWAN photographer`s son joined him to enjoy the zodiacal light and the Milky Way.
Tthe island of Gotland, with old windmills in the countryside, under the Milky Way.
The Milky Way in the starry sky above the Färnebofjärdens National Park.
Strong green airglow almost all over the sky with the Milky Way above Sweden.
The arch of the Milky Way meets the aurora just above the horizon.
A panoramic view above the Creux du Van, showing the celestial curve of the Milky Way.
The galactic center sets on the summit of Mont Blanc.
A visit to the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, located upstream of Godafoss.
The Milky Way and planet Saturn over the Adriatic Sea from the island of Vir, Croatia.
The cascade of eroded limestone is gently illuminated by crescent Moon.
As the Sun gets lower, the stars and Milky Way take center stage above Bryce Canyon.
A brilliant fireball above the Southern Ocean at the 12 Apostles National Park.
The Milky Way Galaxy stretches above "The Dish".
An interesting part of the constellation Centaurus appears in this telephoto view from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
Milky Way rises above the Noudar Castle.
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