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Fireball over a World Heritage Village

A bright Perseid meteor over an ancient village in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Perseid on the South

A bright Perseid meteor over the south.
by:
Jeff Dai




Chasing Clear Skies

The Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua, one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mount Jiuhua Falling Star

The Milky Way from Cassiopeia to Cygnus with a green Perseid meteor
by:
Jeff Dai




Cap Rock Fireball

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




Perseids Near Los Angeles

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




Perseid Meteor over Hyrcanian Forest

A colorful meteor streaks out from the rising Perseus on the peak night of Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Volcano Fireball

A fireball appears right above the slopes of Mount Damavand volcano.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Magellanic Shooting Star

The Magellanic Clouds above Acacia trees with the presence of a sporadic meteor to the left.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Bright Meteor and Planet Jupiter above Alqueva

A bright and fast meteor crossed the sky near bright star Arcturus
by:
Miguel Claro




From Outerspace

This fisheye view during the Perseid Meteor Shower shows the zodiacal band and the subtle Gegenschein glow.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Wolfe Creek in Time

A dark starry night is captured in this long-exposure sequence from the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater
by:
Kwon O Chul




Fireball Glory

A fireball flashes in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Meteor Shower by the Lake

A meteor during the Perseid Meteor Shower streaks against the summer Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Orionid Meteor Shower (composite)

The 2015 Orionid meteor shower in October captured from Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Perseids from Southern Hemisphere (composite)

Perseid meteor shower captured from Namibia. The photo composite shows the shower peak activity over two nights.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Flaring Satellite

Like a fireball in a meteor shower, this bright Iridium Flare is caused by sunlit antenna of a satellite.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Infinity

Something internal and personal draws us out to the night sky.
by:
Ben Canales




The August Shower (photo composite)

The 2016 Perseid meteor shower in August captured from Uludag National Park in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Ripples Through a Dark Sky

Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent clouds roar in the sky.
by:
P-M Heden




Yosemite Fireball

Immensely bright fireball streaks the sky above Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




El Capitan Shooting Star

The peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Moonset & Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Story of Civilization

A Meteor of Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kamikochi by Night

A starry spring night of Lake Taisho in Kamikochi, Japan, with Polaris, Cassiopeia, and a satellite flare.
by:
Shingo Takei




Perseids Above Canada (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower in August captured from British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Northern Sky Meteor

A bright Taurid meteor appears in this long exposure image of star trails and green northern lights.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Yosemite Perseids (photo composite)

The 2016 annual Perseid meteor shower captured above the world-known Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




December Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The 2015 Geminid meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




Geminid Meteors (photo composite)

The 2015 Geminid meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




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




Desert Shooting Star

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Geminids over Creux du Van (photo composite)

The peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower in mid-December imaged from Creux du Van in Switzerland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Perseid Fireball in Motion

A fireball captured in real-time video at the peak of Perseids, a favorable annual meteor shower in August.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Geminid Meteor Shower

Many shooting stars of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower appear as flashing streaks in this timelapse.
by:
Luc Perrot




The North Celestial Tower

Circumpolar star trails above a 13-century tower in Greece.
by:
Anthony Ayiomamitis




Panchchuli Meteor

A meteor streaks the northern India night sky above the town of Munsiyari in Uttarakhand.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Milky Way and Meteor over Huangshan

The arc of the Milky Way and a bright meteor are captured in this panorama from Mt Huangshan of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




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




Fireball on the Edge

A fireball during the Geminid meteor shower is captured the edge of this fisheye image.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Silent Meteor

An amateur astronomer calibrates his telescope during Oregon Star Party.
by:
Ben Canales




Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The 2015 Eta Aquarids meteor shower from Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Perseid Meteors over Mt. Cephren

Two Perseid meteors the night before the peak of the meteor shower, caught in two separate exposures and composited into one frame.
by:
Alan Dyer




Geminid Meteor over Nepal

Above lights of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Nepal, a meteor streaks the sky next to the stars of Orion.
by:
Jeff Dai




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurid Meteors

Two meteors on a 15-second single exposure image, both related to the Taurid meteor shower.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Leonid and Zodiacal Light

An earthgrazer fireball crosses the sky horizon to horizon during the Leonid Meteor Shower.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Under the Starry Clouds

Timelapse videos made during the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower, on the Alps near Mount Matterhorn.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Svartifoss Starry Night

More than 3 hours in Svartifoss Arena in Iceland.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Night of the Long Leonid

A dazzling green light illuminates parking like in daylight.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Climbers Against Shooting Star

A shooting star at the peak of the Perseids annual meteor shower.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Lyrids in Southern Skies (photo composite)

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22nd.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Geminid Meteors over Chile (photo composite)

From a radiant in Gemini, the annual Geminid meteor shower rains down on Earth each year in mid-December.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Delphinid Meteor Mystery (photo composite)

Over five hours of several exposures captured this photo-composite of meteor streaks and the Milky Way.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Snows of Paranal

Meteor and a satellite streak over a rare view of snow-covered Atacama Desert.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Chilean Skyscape

Venus and Jupiter are paired above the setting band of the Milky Way.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Taurid Fireball

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




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




Geminid Meteors over Tenerife (photo composite)

The Geminids meteor shower at Roques de Garcia, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stephane Vetter




2015 Perseid Meteor Shower (photo composite)

Allsky view of brightest meteors of 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night of Two Chapels

The Milky Way and two faint meteors in a starry night of Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Norway Falling Star

A fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above a peaceful lake in Hessdalen valley, central Norway.
by:
Bernd Proschold & Gernot Meiser




Raining Meteors in 8 Seconds

The Geminid meteor shower near mid-December is one of the best annual sky shows.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Meteors Shower Earth (photo composite)

The Geminid meteor shower in action over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Meteor and Aurora Bow

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Hedesunda, Sweden, over an aurora bow in the northern horizon.
by:
P-M Heden




Comet & Meteor

Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) and a meteor are photographed over Himalayan villages in northern India.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Arcing Over India

Stars in the Milky Way galaxy arc over the Himalayan night sky in a panorama.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Perseid in Moonlight

Bright moonlight from a Full Moon illuminates the night and casts shadows in this skyscape from Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Cradle Mountain Meteor

Southern stars appear above Cradle Mountain of Tasmania, as a bright meteor suddenly streaks the sky.
by:
John Goldsmith




Deylaman Shooting Star

A meteor streaks the autumn sky over Deylaman, a mountainous area in Gilan, near Caspian Sea, northern 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




Owachomo Bridge

The Milky Way rises over Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah. A green meteor flashes in the sky.
by:
Wally Pacholka




River Thames Rare Sight

Widespread noctilucent clouds (NLC) on a rare occasion are captured over London.
by:
Christoph Malin




Noctilucent Clouds over London

Widespread noctilucent clouds (NLC) on a rare occasion are captured over London.
by:
Christoph Malin




Veins of Heaven

Transfusing sunlight through a still dark sky, this display of noctilucent clouds was captured above Gotland.
by:
P-M Heden




Our World of Shades and Silhouette

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Middle of the Sky

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Perseids in the Backyard

During the peak of annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August a bright meteor is captured from Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Falling Star

A delicate green meteor streaks the sky against the summer Milky Way.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Bakony Meteor

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Hungary in this fisheye view captured during the Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Night of Perseids

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Bakony Mountains in this fisheye view captured during Perseid Meteor Shower.
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




Star Trails from Northern India

The motion of the sky is captured as star trails in a time exposure image (a photo sequence).
by:
Ajay Talwar




Aurora Land Fireball

This dazzling fireball blazed across an aurora-filled sky over remote Canada's Northwest Territories.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Dazzling Fireball Over Canada

This dazzling fireball blazed across an aurora-filled sky over remote Canada's Northwest Territories.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Epsilon Perseids Meteor

A meteor streaks the sky over the city of Innsbruck during the September Epsilon Perseids meteor shower.
by:
Christoph Malin




Tenerife Meteor Rain (composite)

A composite result of wide-angle photo sequence taken during the highest activity of the Geminid shower over Teide Observatory, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Geminid Meteors over Teide Volcano (composite)

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the best annual sky shows. This is a composite result of photos taken during about 2 hours of the shower peak.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Meteor, Orion, and the Alps

Above lights of suburb Innsbruck, a meteor streaks the sky during the Geminid Meteor shower. The red cloud over the mountains is the Orion Nebula.
by:
Christoph Malin




ISS Startrails

Some 400km above the Earth, astronauts in the International Space Station have exceptional views to the home planet.
by:
Christoph Malin




Meteor, Comet, and Stargazers

During the Geminid Meteor Shower Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 is captured in a lucky telephoto frame together with a Geminid meteor.
by:
P-M Heden




Polaris Meteor

A bright meteor streaks in the moonlit sky of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




Windmill Comet

Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 and streaking meteor are photographed in the night sky of Hungary, over a historic windmill in Tés, Hungary, famous for its beautiful windmills.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Fairy Tale

Evening twilight at Meteora in Greece. Venus is elegantly shining in the dusk over an amazing view, a scene that reminds science fiction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wonder of Planet Earth

Evening twilight at Meteora in Greece. Venus is elegantly shining in dusk over an amazing view, a scene that reminds science fiction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Saarlouis Meteor

A meteor streaks the northern sky during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, as seen over the fortification ditch of Saarlouis, Germany.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Meteor and Aurora Bow

During the Perseid Meteor Shower in August a bright meteor and an arc of aurora borealis is captured over Sweden, near Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Two Spectacular Atmospheric Phenomena

In a clear mid-summer evening two spectacular atmospheric phenomena put on a show over the Baltic sea, the eastern coast of Sweden near Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




Orionid Meteors Composite

Meteors are captured shooting out from the constellation Orion during the Orionids Meteor Shower in October.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Armenia Nightscape

A fast-paced early meteor of the Perseid Meteor Shower punctuates a partly cloudy sky above Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteors over Meteora

The two meteors flashing through this night skyscape from Meteora World Heritage Site in Greece are part of the Perseid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Catch a Falling Star

A bright meteor appear against the Milky Way, shining over the Alps, during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower in August.
by:
Christoph Malin




Perseid Fireball

During the annual Perseid meteor shower, this bright fireball is caught lighting up the starry skies above Mojave National Preserve in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Meteor over the Baltic Sea

During the Perseid Meteor Shower in August a bright meteor is captured in a clear window over the Baltic sea, as seen from the eastern coast of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Aurora and Meteor

Landscape of Fosen, Norway, in a moonlit night. A bright meteor streak the sky above green aurora dancing at the horizon.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Starry Moment of Tenerife

The Milky Way and a streaking meteor appears over spring landscape of high altitude mountainous areas of Tenerife.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




One Second Meteor

An extremely lucky meteor photo is captured through a natural arch in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Aurora and a Piece of Halley

In this morning hours of early May in Canada, a meteor of the the Eta Aquariid meteor shower streak the area of constellation Andromeda.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Pole to Pole Virtual Reality

When this Virtual Reality loads you can look around in a sky full of star trails.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Shooting Star of Cartagena

A bright meteor streaks the sky above La Bateria de Castillitos, a Spanish coastal fortress at Cape Tiñoso, near Cartagena, southeast Spain.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Watchtower Shooting Star

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




Left by a Fireball

Timelapse video: Left by a super bright meteor (a fireball), ionized gas in our atmosphere still glowing hot after the meteoroid object entered the atmosphere.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dragon Meteor Cloud

Not an airplane contrail, not a rocket launch, nor a normal cloud! It's left by a super meteor (a fireball).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Quadrantid Meteors over Japan

Meteors appear over Mount Fuji during the peak of Quadrantid Meteor Shower in early January.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Radio Astronomy

A fireball flashes against the coalsack nebula and the Southern Cross in the night sky above Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope.
by:
John Goldsmith




Fireball over Murchison Radio Telescope

A fireball streaks the sky above the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope antennas.
by:
John Goldsmith




Fireball over the Grand Canyon

A stunning fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above moonlit landscape of Grand Canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Raining Meteors Composite

The Geminid meteor shower has been one of the best annual sky shows in the past years.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Meteor Persistent Trains

This timelapse video clip displays a collection of bright meteors and their persistent trains in the atmosphere captured over Chile and La Palma.
by:
Christoph Malin & Stephane Guisard




Lake Lights

A meteor zips over a lake in Hungary during the annual Perseid meteor shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal

From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Heading to the Stars

A dim meteor flashes above a monument to 19th-century U.S. settlers in a picture taken near Council Grove, Kansas.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Observing the Universe

In a starry night of la Palma, Canary islands, telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory are exploring the cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor above the Clouds

A bright meteor streaks the partly clear sky of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower has been one of the best annual sky shows in the past years.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Radiant Skies

Ten meteors on seven different frames combined to show a meteor shower radiant—the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to originate.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Northern Geminid

A shooting star streaks the northern sky over the winter landscape of Yellowknife, northern Canada, during the Geminid Meteor Shower.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Delicate Meteor

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




Basalt View

Starry sky in the constellations Cygnus and Lyra is photographed with a Perseid meteor over high columns of basalt at Szent Gyorgy Hill in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




The Valley of Stars

Northern stars and a streaking meteor as seen from a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, known as the Valley of Stars to locals.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Quadrantid Meteors over Mojave Desert

In this single exposure two bright meteors streaks the sky against the winter constellations during the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Spring Night of Bakony

The Milky Way and a streaking meteor is photographed over spring landscape of Bakony, a mountainous region in the north of Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Meteor and Vega

A bright meteor streaks the night sky over British Columbia, Canada. Vega, the brightest star of constellation Lyra, is visible on the right.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Far From Lights

The Milky Way, the Small Magellanic Cloud, and a streaking meteor are captured in this photo from Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Fairbanks Light Show

green auroras sweep across the night sky in this image taken from Fairbanks, Alaska. Bright streak of a meteor - a fireball - is also captured in the frame.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Meteor Above Grand Mesa

An evening of photography began with this flash of meteoric brilliance in the twilight sky above Grand Mesa in Colorado.
by:
Thad VSoske




Desert Meteor

The night of the annual Geminid meteor shower begins with this early evening meteor near the bright star Vega.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The View from Chajnantor

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




Southern Cross above Phillip Island

Looking south from the coast of Phillip Island a bright meteor streaks the sky. The Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds stand above the Indian Ocean.
by:
Alex Cherney




Elephant Rock Startrails

In a clear night of the Indian Ocean coastline in the southeast of Australia stars trail around the south celestial pole.
by:
Alex Cherney




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




Orionid Meteor above Alamut

During the peak night of the Orionid meteor shower this "shooting star" is captured over Alamut Castle in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way above Glaciers

A streaking meteor and the summer Milky Way is photographed above the World Heritage Site of Glacier National Park in Montana, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Zselic Dark Sky Park

The Milky Way and a bright meteor are captured in this wide-angle view from Zselic Dark Sky Park in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Perseids Composite over Hungary

Each August, as planet Earth swings through dust trailing along the orbit of periodic comet Swift-Tuttle, skygazers enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Draconid Meteors Composite

The Draconids meteor shower in 2011 was unusually active when it reached the peak time on October 8.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Aurora Surprise

The northern lights or aurora borealis appears above British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Dolomites Summer Night

Time-lapse video: a complete night of summer over Dolomites in northern Italy.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Grazing Meteor above the Dolomites

In a moonlit night of Alps in northern Italy a bright meteor grazes the sky above Dolomites.
by:
Bernd Proschold




British Columbia Shooting Star

A bright meteor streaks the moonlit sky over Heather Lake in the Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Our Cozy Corner of the Universe

The summer Milky Way shines above a small lake in the village of Tengelic, Tolna county of Hungary.
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




Touched by the Sky

The enchanting beauty of a clear summer sky. The Milky Way, the disc of our galaxy, home to billions of stars, stands above the southern horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Castle and Meteor by Moonlight

Each August, as planet Earth swings through dust trailing along the orbit of periodic comet Swift-Tuttle, skygazers enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Winter Night in a Viking Church

Time-lapse video: During the 2010 Geminid meteor shower, TWAN photographer made a sequence of image from inside this ruined Viking church which still stands after a thousand winters, near the town of Vallentuna, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Aurora Meteor

A bright meteor and the northern lights (aurora borealis) appears in the starry sky above suburbs of Yellowknife in northern Canada.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Medieval Night

Above ruin of a medieval church in Hungary, the Moon is surrounded by the bright stars of Winter Hexagon over the western horizon of Dorgicse.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Moai Meteor

The southern Milky Way and a streaking meteor is captured over Hanga Roa, the main town of Easter Island.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Message from Halley

A bright meteor of Eta Aquariids meteor shower appears above a unqiue basalt formation in Hungary as the Milky Way fades away in the morning twilight.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Dark Sky and a Falling Star

In this April night the band of the Milky Way rises in the early morning sky of this dark location near Mahneshan of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Galactic Trio Above a Volcanic Crater

Starry southern sky and a streaking meteor are captured above Rano Kau Volcanic Crater in the Easter Island.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Stars, Satellites, and Meteors

In this star trail image above Mount Damavand the Hubble Space Telescope crosses the sky, as well as an Iridium Flare and a streaking meteor.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zagros Meteor

A meteor streaks the sky of Zagros Mountains in Iran near the prominent figure of the Big Dipper's seven stars.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Monastery Meteor

Stars trails around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image which has also captured a streaking fireball above Geghard Monastery in Armenia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor and Southern Gems

A bright meteor and the southern sky above the Easter Island, a remote Pacific land of mysterious moai statues with yet-to-understand history.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Falling Star of August

With the morning twilight begins to brighten the sky a Perseid meteor passes near the stars of Orion constellation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky in Motion above Banff National Park

Time-lapse video: A meteor streaks the sky over Banff National Park of Alberta, Canada, during the peak of Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




The Land of Mayas

Stars rotate around the north celestial pole above a tropical jungle in Guatemala where some of the most notable temples of ancient Maya are remained.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Twilight Meteor

With the morning twilight painted the sky in blue, a meteor streaks through the constellation Gemini during the peak hours of Geminid meteor shower.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Silk Road Starry Night

A Quadrantid meteor streaks the sky above a historic Caravansary which was built on the Silk Road near Damghan of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rotating Sky above Alberta

Taken with a fisheye lens this all-sky photo shows the circling sky and a streaking metoer over the World Heritage Banff National Park in Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Trails Above Tehran

The Moon and Jupiter trail above lights of the metropolitan Tehran as seen from the top of Milad Communication tower (the tallest tower in the country).
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Streak From the North

A meteor streaks the northern sky over snow-covered landscape of Alberta, Canada, during the peak of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Damghan Meteor

A meteor streak over the southern horizon while stars of constellation canis Major including Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, shine above ruins near the histroic city of Damghan.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Quadrantid Meteor Above Alberta

A meteor seems to zip near the horizon over Banff National Park in Alberta, during the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Stars and Meteors above Qumis

During the peak of Quadrantid meteor shower stars in Corvus and Virgo rise above ruins near the histroic city of Damghan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Falling Star of an Ancient City

A bright meteor streaks the sky over ruins near the histroic city of Damghan. The image is made during the peak of 2011 Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Gem

This all-sky photo has captured a bright fireball of Quadrantid meteor shower over Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Village Sky and Shooting Star

The annual Geminid meteor shower, which peaks on December 13/14, is one of the most beautiful meteor displays.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Meteor Shower of December

This panoramic view during the peak night of Geminid meteor shower has captured three meteors and the rich beauty of the winter Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big Dipper and the Falling Star

A bright meteor streaks the sky near the prominent figure of Big Dipper, as photographed during the Geminid meteor shower from Karkas Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




December Meteors

Two bright meteors of the Geminid Meteor Shower streak the sky near Sirius and constellation Orion.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Leonid Meteors and Their Persistent Trains

Time-lapse video: The 2009 Leonid meteor shower was regular over most of the world but was suddenly more intense over Asia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Geminid Meteors above Sweden

During Geminid meteor shower, a bright shooting star appears above the wall of this ruined Viking church in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Meteor Above Mojave Desert

Photographed from rock formations in Mojave Desert of southwest USA, a bright meteor streaks the partly cloudy during the Geminid meteor shower.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Star Trails in the North

Stars trail around the north celestial pole as photographed above ruins of a Viking church still stands after a thousand winters.
by:
P-M Heden




A Meteor Moment

A bright fireball flashed through clear skies over Mountains in central Iran, near the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Big Dipper Falling Star

A fireball (very bright meteor) streaks the sky in the constellation Ursa Major during the Geminid meteor shower.
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 Meteor Crater

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




All-Sky View from Kansas

The Milky Way, air glow, and the zodiacal light appear above Kansas in this all-sky view made by a fish eye lens.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Aurora Fireball

A bright meteor streaks the sky of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The area is best known for viewing the northern nights.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Sedona Fireball

While stars of constellation Orion rise above Sedona in Arizona, a bright meteor streaks the starry sky.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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