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Our Past and Future

Long exposure image of winter stars setting behind an ancient gate.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Volcanic Eclipse

Volcano and lunar eclipse at Hawaii
by:
Tunc Tezel




Colourful Olives and Stars

A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Cap Rock Fireball

The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Joshua Tree National Park near Los Angeles.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Stars Above Belem Tower

The iconic landmark of Lisbon, the Belém Tower, at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Misty Dawn

Venus and Jupiter in a misty summer morning of Siberia.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




Sliding Down

A winterscape with Orion, and Venus in Taurus in the evening sky, between Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky on Fire

The night sky over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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




The Story of Proxima Centauri

The closest star beyond our Solar System has a potentially habitable planet.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Bolivia Moonlit Night

A moonlit night of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




A Road to the Stars

On the summer nights (in the southern hemisphere) the Milky Way perfectly aligns along the meridian.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




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




Riding the Top of the World

A lone motorbiker wends its way to Mount Everest's Base Camp, approaching from the Tibet side.
by:
Jeff Dai




Aldebaran Reappears

The brightest star of Taurus appears next to the moon after an occultation.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Naked Eye Nova Centauri 2013

Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot from the southern hemisphere but there is an extra star in this view.
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 Seven Sisters

Pleiades is one of the most eye-catching deep sky objects to the naked eyes.
by:
P-M Heden




Tihany at Dusk

Venus in conjunction with Pleiades star cluster in Taurus.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Venus, Pleiades, and Blossoms

Venus in the evening spring sky of the Bakony mountains in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Omega Centauri Above GranTeCan

An interesting part of the constellation Centaurus appears in this telephoto view from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Green Comet barely Visible to the Eyes

Auriga and Taurus with the faint winter Milky Way and comet Lovejoy over a village in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Castle Stargazer

A stargazer observes the winter sky through a pair of binocular, from ruins of a Castle in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Winter Sky

This black & white image of the winter night sky is photographed from the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Comet in Winter Sky

This deep black&white image, made with a filter to reduce sky glow, includes the Pleiades and comet Lovejoy.
by:
P-M Heden




Beavers Sky

Night at the bank of Dal river in Sweden. A fallen tree, cut by beavers to build a dam, is in the foreground.
by:
P-M Heden




Death Valley Starscape

Night sky above moonlit erosional landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Telescopes and the Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over large research telescopes on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lava Sky

The night sky at the break of dawn over Kilauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Margoon Falls

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Falls in the Fall

A crystal clear moonlit night of early autumn over Margoon Waterfall in the Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Perseid Meteor Shower (composite)

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August 12 is one of the most watched celestial events.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Pair Above Bursa

Moon and Venus over Ulucami (Grand Mosque) and the old bazaar in Bursa.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky and the Persian Gulf Heritage

The winter stars as seen in a moonlit night of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Aureoles

Rising fog in this winter night of Hungary's Bakony Mountains has diffused stars to colorful aureoles.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




A Starry Moment in a Tropical Paradise

Nightscape of the Haleakala National Park, in the coastal area of Maui, an island of Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mount Nemrut and Canopus

On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Almond Blossoms and Celestial Pair

A blooming almond tree appears in a clear April evening of Balaton Uplands, Hungary. The Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Almond Blossoms and Celestial Pair

A blooming almond tree appears in a clear April evening of Balaton Uplands, Hungary. The Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Josef Stars

From a cemetery near Innsbruck, the Moon and Venus shine in the constellation Taurus in a November night of Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




Comet-Galaxy Rendezvous

It looks like a double comet, but this image from Tšnndalen, Sweden, has captured Comet PanSTARRS appearing with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
P-M Heden




Great Ocean Road by Night

The dark starry sky of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The Milky Way from Centaurus to the Southern Cross appears over the Southern Ocean.
by:
Alex Cherney




Nova in Centaurus

Brightest stellar beacons of the constellation Centaurus, Alpha and Beta Centauri are easy to spot in southern sky scene from Victoria, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Moonlit Amboseli

A moonlit night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya. On the left prominent figures of constellation Orion and Taurus rise over the east.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Autumn Night of Sierra Nevada

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars over the Canaries

The bright winter stars photographed in a moonlit night of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Star Trails over Paranal Observatory

Colorful stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, are rising in this time-exposure image from the European Southern Observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Holmes over Lut Desert

A dark starry night in the Lut Desert, southeast Iran. Stars in Persues and Taurus appear over a thousand-years old tower in this remote desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Cross and Uluru

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Under the Poplars

Jupiter in the constellation Taurus rises over poplar trees in narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains near Firouzkooh in northern Iran.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Jupiter and Ayers Rock

The night sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bright Stars over Andes

A moonlit night at 5000 meters high on Andes. The foreground is an icy forest of penitentes; thin spikes of hardened snow or ice.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Life on Planet Earth

The winter Milky Way along constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus, appear over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Taurus and Jupiter

Stars of Taurus, the Bull, rise in this September early morning hours.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Sky at Five Thousands Meters

From an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the night sky view from Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes is breathtaking in more ways than one.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Winter Blooms

Winter stars of Orion rising in the evening usually means a snowy landscape, but here in India it means it is time for the winter delicacy called Sarson.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Lunar Corona over Cochem Castle

From the bank of river Moselle in Germany, the town and spectacular castle of Cochem appears in the evening twilight.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Watchtower Shooting Star

A fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above Grand Canyon during the Taurid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tunisia Morning Delight

In this morning twilight view from island of Djerba, Tunisia, the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Meets Andromeda Galaxy

It looks like a double comet, but this image from Tšnndalen, Sweden, has captured Comet PanSTARRS appearing with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
P-M Heden




King Meets Ahura

Pleiades and other stars of constellation Taurus, the Bull shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars over the Mountain Road

Constellations Orion (left) and Taurus and bright planet Jupiter is photographed in a clear winter night of Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




Lake Tahoe Moonlight

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Stars in the Lake

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Jupiter and Winter Stars

Planet Jupiter in Taurus (top) and stars of Orion (right) and Gemini (left) appear in the night sky of Death Valley National park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Tykky Nightscape

Orion, Taurus and Jupiter appears in a moonlit night of Riisitunturi National park in northern Finland.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Southern Milky Way and Gum Nebula

Southern Milky Way from Orion and Taurus to the Southern Cross and Centaurus. In the center of this deep exposure the Gum nebula is visible.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Stars over Tucson

Evening twilight fades to darkness and planet Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From Home to the Universe

A dream of every amateur astronomer, an observatory some feet away from your bedroom!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Tahoe Starry Night

A crystal clear winter night at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Svalbard Nightscape

Aurora Borealis appears over the Arctic landscape of Svalbard at 78 degrees north.
by:
Serge Brunier




Yosemite Falls at Night

Stars of Taurus and bright planet Jupiter over the Yosemite Falls in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dolomites Summer Morning

Morning twilight paints the sky in blue above prominent peaks of Dolomites in the Italian Alps.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Yosemite Winter Night

Over the Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite, stars of Orion, Auriga, and Taurus (where planet Jupiter shines) shine in a crystal clear winter night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Australia Outback

The glory of the southern sky above the World Heritage Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Around the Bend

Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona, shows off deep blues and purples in this morning twilight shot.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter and Summer Stars over Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon shapes the northern horizon as seen from the Mather Point on the south rim of the canyon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Horseshoe Bend at Night

Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona, shows off deep blues and purples in this morning twilight shot.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Eyes of the History

The starry sky is photographed over ruins of a castle in Vallentuna, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Atacama Splendid Night

The last rays of the Moon, before setting, shines on a giant red rock in the Atacama Desert, where ancient civilizations left petroglyphs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Giant Monolith

The morning twilight arrives over the World Heritage Site Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Alpine Night Adventures

A mountain biker enjoys the starry sky of Austrian Alps in a night-time adventure.
by:
Christoph Malin




Celestial Alignments and Solitary Statue

The Moon meets with Venus and Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, as photographed from Lake Ballard in Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




Alien Planet

This can be a night view from an alien world in another planetary system. The panoramic image displays the bizarre view of Mono Lake in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Winter Night

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




Moonlit Snowscape

The nearly first quarter moon appears among the stars of Taurus--between the Pleiades (on its right) and the Hyades.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Jupiter Reigns the Night Sky

Jupiter rises above a magnificent desert mesquite tree in the Death valley, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Lake

Constellations Orion and Taurus are photographed over June Lake in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Jovian Rise at Devasthal

Jupiter easily outshines the nearby bright winter stars Aldebaran & Capella.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Outshining Winter Stars

Bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter rise over narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains in northern Iran. The "star" outshining every other star in this view is in fact none other than planet Jupiter.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Delicate Meteor

A bright meteor appears in the early morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain Biker Astrophotographer

TWAN Photographer and mountain biker Christoph Malin enjoys a night ride on some of the trails above Inn Valley near Innsbruck, Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




A Public Observatory

Startrails over the rotating dome of Terkan Lajos public observatory near the city of Szekesfahervar in central Hungary, not far from Budapest.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Caostline Stargazer

Close conjunction between two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, brought a stargazer to this seaside location.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Lighthouse in Motion

The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in conjunction over a rotating lighthouse. The lighthouse is speed up 100 times in the timelapse video.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Between the Rays

Bright stars of constellations Canis Major, Orion, and Taurus approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




Tes Morning Delight

In this morning view the crescent Moon sits in Taurus, the Bull, and near two brightest planets of night Sky, Venus and Jupiter.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Parkes Planetary Conjunction

In this morning twilight view from Australia, the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus align in a beautiful conjunction above Parkes Radio Telescope.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Night Begins at Thar Desert

The evening twilight welcomes a starry winter night over the great salt desert of Thar in Gujarat, at the border of India with Pakistan.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Venus and Pleiades over Sweden Mountains

In the evening sky of Sweden mountains planet Venus is photographed in conjunction with the Pleiades star cluster.
by:
P-M Heden




Moonlight Caravansary

In a moonlit winter night of central Iran Orion and Taurus are photographed above ruins of a historic caravansary near Natanz.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Old Miners Sky

Bright planets Venus and Jupiter (lower in the sky) meets in the evening twilight over an old coal mining tower near Saarbrucken, Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Rio at Night

Stars trail over the lights of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Tumbling Satellite

In this timelapse video a passing satellite is captured while orbiting the Earth, tumbling around it self and flashing in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Omega Centauri

In a single-exposure telephoto image, Omega Centauri, the largest globular cluster in our galaxy soars above a dark forest in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Headland Conjunction

The Moon, Venus, and Jupiter over a historic abbey and lighthouse on the Atlantic coastline of Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Last Man Standing

The Moon meets with Jupiter (middle) and Venus (top) in the evening sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lighthouse and Stars

Bright winter stars approach the western horizon of the Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France, over powerful beams of a lighthouse.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Moon and Planets over Porta Nigra

The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Pinnacles Panorama

The Moon and the Milky Way sets in over the Pinnacles natural structures in Nambung National Park of Western Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




Stockholm Planets

Over the city lights of Stockholm few stars are still visible. The two brightest in this panoramic view are in fact planets Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.
by:
P-M Heden




Stepwell Evening View

The two brightest planets of the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, in a close conjunction in the evening sky of India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Mysteries of Chaco Canyon

Conjunction of the Moon and Venus in the constellation Taurus, with Pleiades cluster standing right above the moon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




TWAN-Style Self Portrait

A TWAN-style self portrait in a night of photography at Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the spiritual center of Armenia and one of the oldest churches in the world.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Winter Night of Almaut

Starry sky appear above a traditional village house in Alamut, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Leh Panorama

A starry summer night of Leh in the northern India Himalayas.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Aurora above Australia

The Southern Lights or Aurora Australis is photographed above the southern coast of Australia near Melbourne.
by:
Alex Cherney




Tails from the Ocean

The stunning tail of Comet Lovejoy is photographed in the early morning sky above Cape Schanck, about 90 km from Melbourne, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




The Tail of Lovejoy

The stunning tail of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) is photographed in the morning sky above Andes, near Santiago de Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Icy Visitor from Beyond

The stunning tail of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) is photographed in the morning sky above Cape Schanck, Victoria, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Krittika and Gamma Ray Telescopes

In a clear night of Indian Himalayas the Pleiades (known as Krittika in Hindi) rises over the High Altitude Gamma Ray Telescope Array.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Narrow Window of Darkness

The nearly full moon sets in the morning sky above the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Cosmic Motion above Magic Telescopes

In a crystal clear night of La Palma, Canary Islands, stars rise over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescope.
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




Open to the Sky

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from inside an observatory for amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Moon and Zodiacal Light

The evening twilight fades to the darkness of night above Lake Bakonybel in Hungary. The young Moon shines over the western horizon.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Northern Record for Southern Cross

Stars of the constellation Centaurus and most of the Southern Cross are captured over Canary Islands in a dark night of La Palma.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Visit Tikal in Virtual Reality

Allow this flash video to load and enjoy moving around in a Virtual Reality made from the World Heritage Site of Tikal in Guatemala.
by:
Stephane Guisard




360 Panorama from Tikal

In a moonlit night of Guatemala a TWAN photographer was in the middle of the ancient temples of Tikal in front of a tomb of a Mayan king.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Guatemala All-sky View

In a moonlit night of Guatemala a TWAN photographer was in the middle of the ancient temples of Tikal in front of a tomb of a Mayan king.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Orion and Zodiacal Light

The Zodiacal Light shines over the western horizon while stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from Teide National park in Tenerife.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Rises above Canaries

The Milky Way rises over Canary Islands in a dark night of La Palma. Note stars of Southern Cross and Alpha & Beta Centauri at the horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky above Fars

Sirius stands above a dried tree in the province of Fars, Iran. Higher in the sky are constellations Orion and Taurus.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lake Atitlan at Night

A starry night of Lake AtitlŠn, "Lago de AtitlŠn" located in the highlands of Guatemala.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Unveiling Beauty

Stars appear above the misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Skygazing From Austrian Alps

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from Ferien Observatory of a well-located Guest House in Emberger Alm.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Under an Ocean of Stars

A sky photographer enjoys a starry winter night. Bright stars of Orion, Canis Major, Taurus, and Auriga, and the band of the Milky Way are captured.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bright Stars of Dizin

Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter nights approach the western horizon above Dizin ski resort in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Away from Uppsala

Stars of the northern hemisphere winter night shine in a dark night of Dal River in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Church at Night

Time-lapse video: Stars of Orion and Taurus moves above this ruined Viking church which still stands after a thousand winters.
by:
P-M Heden




Night of a Ski Resort

Stars of constellations Auriga and Taurus trail to the western horizon above Alborz Mountains, as seen from the 3500 m high Dizin peak.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Castle in Peace

A calm and starry winter night at Teufelsburg or the Devil's Castle near the town of Saarlouis in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Winter Stars above Mount Palomar

Winter constellations from Canis Minor and Gemini to Orion and Taurus as photographed above Mount Palomar Observatory in the Southern California.
by:
P.K. Chen




Misty Dream

In a moonlit night of November stars appear above a misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Winter Night of Saarland

Winter stars from the constellation Orion, to Taurus stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Stars above Siersburg Castle

Winter stars from Sirius to constellation Orion, and Aldebaran, bright star of Taurus, stand above Siersburg Castle in Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Canopus From the Northern Limit of Visibility

From Orion to Sirius and Canopus (right at the horizon) as seen in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Zealand under moonlight

In early morning hours of northern New Zealand, the last quarter Moon has illuminated landscape near Tongariro National Park.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Night and Polar Clouds

In a starry winter night of Sweden mountains near the border with Norway, an aurora streak appears in the northern sky near Ursa Major.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Night of Forest

Taurus and Pleiades star cluster are captured behind forest trees above snow-covered landscape of Lindholmen, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




A Winter Night of France

In a late December night of Brittany, bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter sky shine above bare trees.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Stars Above a Joshua Tree

A winter night in Joshua Tree National Park, southeastern California, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Night of Damghan Desert

Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in the starry sky of the desert near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Eclipsed Moon From a Cruising Ship

A total eclipse of the Moon as captured from the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Costa Rica, on a cruising ship.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sky Watchers of the Astronomy Town

In a late autumn night of Saadat Shahr, a small farming town in Fars province of Iran, two young amateur astronomers enjoy the beauty of night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Winter Landscape

Fresh snow fall has covered Zagros Mountains of Iran under a starry winter night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky of an Alien Lake

In a calm evening of Mono Lake in California, dazzling planet Venus accompanies the setting winter constellations of Taurus and Orion.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Shooting Stars of December

The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks on December 13/14, is one of the best time of the year to see the celestial show of "shooting stars".
by:
Wally Pacholka




The King Parade

Winter stars and the Milky Way shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Far Far Away

Stars of the Winter Hexagon rise in a dark night of Alborz Mountains. The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are visible through the passing clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Meteor Crater

Stars of constellations Orion and Taurus above the rim of Meteor Crater in the northern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Village of Sundials

Winter stars, from constellation Orion to Taurus, and Pleiades star cluster trail above the western horizon of a traditional village in Italy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Starry Sky above the Heart of Australia

Starry sky of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; a World Heritage Site in Northern Territory of Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Moonlight on River

The moon rises above Dal River in Sweden. Notable in the sky are the two bright stars of Gemini (at the twins head) to the left of the Moon.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Milky Way

Under dark starry sky bright stars of winter and the Milky Way are captured from a small village.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Anglo-Australian Telescope

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds appear at left and the Southern Cross and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri stand on the right.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Stars and Colors of Autumn

Stars of constellation Taurus, the Bull, rise above colorful autumn trees in Yush, a historic village in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Unusual Streaks

What are the unusual streaks of light at the right edge of this image near the belt of Orion?
by:
Tunc Tezel




Aurora Mystery

Northern lights or aurora borealis appears besides strange vertical dark bands above northern Canada landscape in this short September night.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Aurora Panorama and Strange Dark Bands

Northern lights or aurora borealis appears above northern Canada landscape in this short September night.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Moments with Moais

The Moon and Pleiades star cluster (Seven Sisters) appear above the Easter Island.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Meteor and Aldebaran

A "shooting star" of the Perseid Meteor Shower streaks the starry sky above Manzanita Lake in the Mount Lassen National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sky Bridge

In a winter night of Kharanaq, an ancient desert town near Ardakan in the Yazd province of central Iran, stars of Orion and Taurus set over a historic bridge on a dried river.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Orion Rises above Snowy Peaks

In a clear winter night of village in Alborz Mountain range of Iran, stars of the prominent constellation Orion rises above snow-covered peaks.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Winter Nightscape

As the evening twilight ends over snow-covered Alborz Mountains, bright winter stars appear in the starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Iridium Flash above Sky Photographer

By reflecting sunlight toward the Earth, an Iridium communication satellite flares in the evening sky of Teide National Park in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Celestial Figures above the Lights

Above the lights of nearby towns, the night of Brittany in France displays a starry sky.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




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




Stars above Snow-covered Landscape

Starry night above snow-covered landscape of Dal river from Gysinge, a small village near Uppsala, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Orion and Fisher House

Winter stars from Orion to Taurus and Pleiades (upper right) and bright star Capella (top) shine above an Old fisher house facing the Sea of Ňland in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Winter Sky in Motion

Time-lapse video: inter stars from Sirius to constellation Orion and Taurus sink to western horizon in a partly cloudy night of Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Spring Dream

The dreaming scenery is a late winter night when the earliest blossoms appear in the gardens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Milky Way over Death Valley

Starry sky above erosional landscape of Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Wind of the Sun

Dancing lights of aurora appear in the sky of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife, northern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




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




Moonlight on Yukon

Winter stars shine above moonlit winter landscape of Tombstone Pass, North Klondike River, in Yukon territory, northwestern Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Canyonlands Starry Sky

The northern hemisphere's winter stars rise above Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park of Utah, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Morning Light of Haleakala

Morning light and the Milky Way rise over the rim of the Haleakala Crater; a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Baltic Seaside

The Moon illuminates this Baltic seaside view near Stockholm, Sweden. Notable among the patchy clouds are the stars of Taurus and Orion.
by:
P-M Heden




TWAN Photographers in Nepal

TWAN photographers Babak Tafreshi and Oshin Zakarian spend a photography night of adventures in the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti of Nepal.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Stars of Silk Road

Stars of Orion and Taurus above remains of an old water storage, constructed besides a caravansary on the silk road passing Semnan desert.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




A Heavenly Night of New Year Eve

Winter stars of Auriga and Taurus, with the bright stars Capella at left and Aldebaran at lower right decorate snow-covered Christmas night of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




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