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Milky Way Geometry

Antares rises with the Milky Way band above desert mountains in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Radio Telescope Near Urumqi

The Milky Way rises from Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




On Top of Pyrenees

Passing clouds as seen from Pic du Midi Observatory.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Galactic View from Pic Du Midi

The Milky Way rises from Pic du Midi Observatory.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Nova Story

Two novae were discovered in deep southern constellations.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Dark Summer Night of Grand Canyon

A panoramic look at Grand Canyon, from North Rim to the south.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Volcanic Eclipse

Volcano and lunar eclipse at Hawaii
by:
Tunc Tezel




Dolomites Summer Night

Stars of the Summer Triangle and the Milky Way from northern Italy.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Red Moon and Beehive

The eclipsed moon with the Beehive star cluster.
by:
Alan Dyer




Lunar Eclipse above Winter Landscape

Panoramic view of the total lunar eclipse, Milky Way, Venus and Jupiter
by:
Bernd Proschold




Starry Night of a Medieval Village

The Milky Way rises in this spring night of Locronan medieval village.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Chapel in Morning Light

Mars at its brightest in morning twilight
by:
Serge Brunier




An Observatory Near Nice and Canes

Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur with the Milky Way, constellation Cygnus and bright star Deneb
by:
Serge Brunier




A Grace Moment of Bryce Canyon

Dawn breaks on a clear summer morning, with a conjunction of Venus and the Moon
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bryce at Night

Summer evening view of Bryce Canyon National Park.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Early Morning on Oeland

The rising Milky Way arch is standing over the rocky shore of Oeland.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Mediterranean Winter Night

The Milky Way is standing over a remote beach of on the Greek island of Crete.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Mount Jiuhua Stargazer

A woman enjoys the view of the summer Milky Way from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




Chasing Clear Skies

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




Forest Galaxy

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




Chinese Buddhism

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




Planets in the Summer Sky

The summer Milky Way with Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn from Mount Tiantai.
by:
Jeff Dai




Sacred World

The summer Milky Way and Mars from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




A Starry Night of Mount Jiuhua

The summer Milky Way with bright star Altair from Mount Jiuhua.
by:
Jeff Dai




Temple View

The summer Milky Way with bright star Antares and Mars as seen from a temple on Mount Tiantai.
by:
Jeff Dai




Mount Jiuhua Falling Star

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




Andromeda Revealed

The constellation of galaxy of Andromeda against the landscape of an old mine in Dark Sky Alqueva.
by:
Miguel Claro




Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the late evening with the bright summer Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Dark Sky in a Total Lunar Eclipse

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century from the central part of Iran
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Longest Eclipse and Planets

Lunar eclipse, together with the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
by:
Tunc Tezel




Planets Parade, Eclipse, and a Flare

Moon and Mars, Milky Way and Saturn, as well as Jupiter and a flare from satellite FORMOSAT-2
by:
Miguel Claro




Alive to Dream

The arch of the Milky Way rises in this late spring night above a cloud-filled valley.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Annapurna Sky

A mosaic photo from Nepal with the magnificent view to 7000-8000 meters Himalayan peaks of Annapurna Massif.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Milky Way over Damavand Volcano

Panoramic view of the rising Milky Way arch in late spring over the highest peak in the Middle East.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




A Starry Night of Madagascar

This Striking nightscape is one of the most visited highlights of Africa in day time.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Camping on the Slopes of Sabalan

The summer Milky Way appears above Mount Sabalan, an inactive volcano in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




Night Glows

This night, several unusual glows were evident. Some near, but some far.
by:
Taha Ghouchkanlu




The Galactic Kiss

Panoramic image of the Milky Way over a rock formation. Imaged from Damaraland, Namibia.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Stargazing in Namib Desert

Milky Way above a Camp fire in Ganab region, Namib Desert.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Namibia Starry Night

Panoramic view of the Milky Way setting with Magellanic Clouds on the left.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The First Spring in the Desert

The central bugle of Milky way rises above the crescent spring of Dunhuang.
by:
Jeff Dai




Kaihua Spring Night

Spring flowers with the rising Milky Way at the break of dawn
by:
Jeff Dai




Billions of Other Worlds

Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lighthouse Fisheye

A moonlit night at a lighthouse not too far from Sydney.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Through the Wall

The central region of Milky Way and planet Saturn above the Great Wall
by:
Jeff Dai




Gotland Dark Sky

The summer Milky Way from a dark seashore of Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
by:
P-M Heden




Neighboring Galaxies From Two Hemispheres

The two brightest galaxies of northern and southern skies are Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and Large Magellanic Cloud.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Altiplano Nightscape

From altitude of 4500m on the Chilean Altiplano the Milky Way appears with Magellanic Clouds and green airglow.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Red Sprites and Milky Way

The rarely seen Red Sprites with the Milky Way in a stormy night of France.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Magical Atmosphere

Mist, Milky Way, and a mountain cottage, formed a magical atmosphere on Vosges Mountains in France.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Yosemite Classic Beauty

Black & white image of the Milky Way from Yosemite with the setting moonlight on the Half Dome.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Fireball Glory

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




Shooting Dinosaurs

The Milky Way and impressive sculptures scattered around the desert community of Borrego Springs.
by:
Dennis Mammana




King of the Cretaceous

Rising moon and one of the impressive sculptures in the desert community of Borrego Springs, California.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Celestial Winterscape

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




Asteroid Dust from Hawaii

The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of a Pacific Paradise

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Stargazing Through a Giant Dobsonian

The annual Oregon Star Party.
by:
Ben Canales




Earth and the Nighboring Galaxy

The bright elongated halo between the clouds is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
Ajay Talwar




Pangong Galactic View

The Milky Way dominates this star-filled view from the 4350-meter high Himalayan lake.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Aligned in Moonlight

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




A Starry Night of Saskatchewan

Panoramic image of the Milky Way and aurora borealis during Saskatchewan Star Party in Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Sky at Nautical Twilight

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




Ultimate Darkness

Constellation Andromeda in a starlit sky above and inside a 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




Infinity

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




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




Southern Sky Above Ilha Grande

Southern stars and the Milky Way above Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
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




Five Planets and the Moon over Australia

A grand planetary alignment of the moon and 5 planets in the evening sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




The Story of Proxima Centauri

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




Hidden Mystery of Magellanic Clouds

The Large & Small Magellanic Clouds, our neighboring dwarf galaxies at 160,000 & 200,000 light years away.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




We Are All Stardust

A black&white image of Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, 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




Space, Our Origin & Future

A man standing inside a gorge under the summer Milky Way, Alabama Hills, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way Above Cathedral Cove

My first contact with the Southern Skies.
by:
Alex Conu




Winter Hexagon over Manla Reservoir

A beam of car light broke the silence of Manla reservoir.
by:
Jeff Dai




Tibetan Skyscape

Starry sky above Laigu Glacier on the roof of the world.
by:
Jeff Dai




Milky Way over Ganden Monastery

Summer Milky Way appears dazzling over Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Flowering in the Summertime

The Milky Way and passing clouds over wild flowers in Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




Harmony of Nature and Dark Nights

The Milky Way in a late summer night, framed by trees in Färnebofjärden National Park, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Oceanside Torii

Moonrise (framed by a Torii) and the Milky Way above Oarai coast in Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




The Night of Pueblo People

The Milky Way rising like an arch connecting northeast to southeast over Wupatki Indian ruins in Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Rocky Mountain Galactic View

The Milky Way, horizon to horizon, in a summer evening of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Colorado Summer Night

The Milky Way in a summer night of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Cactus Knows No Borders

The Milky Way arc above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in extreme southern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Organ Pipe Cactus

The Milky Way appears above the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Yosemite Perseids (photo composite)

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




Craters of the Moon

Prominent stars of the Summer Triangle are framed above the Craters of the Moon park in Idaho.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Idaho Starry Sky

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




December Meteor Shower (photo composite)

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




A Starry Night of Mayotte

This beach on Mayotte island is renowned as an important place of nesting turtles.
by:
Luc Perrot




Comet Photographer

Comet 252P/Linear appears as a little fuzzy green halo above the photographer in this telephoto image.
by:
Luc Perrot




Framed by Clouds

The Milky Way, framed by fast moving low clouds, rising over a lake on Reunion Island.
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




Active Planet

Under the stars of our Milky Way, the eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano continues.
by:
Luc Perrot




Eye in the Sky

360-degree image of the volcanic eruption of August 2015 on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Blurred Milky Way

The image was taken in a very humid atmosphere.
by:
Luc Perrot




Galactic Rise

Self-posing in front of the central bulge of our Milky Way.
by:
Luc Perrot




Over the Top

The Milky Way above a sea of clouds and a volcano.
by:
Luc Perrot




Alchemy

The dreamlike scene is one of the most beautiful places on Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




Reflected Northern Lights

Northern Lights and the Milky Way from Norway.
by:
Alex Conu




Atacama Mysteries

Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Cosmos

Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bristlecone Fulldome

Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Drive in Chilean Andes

Scenic night driving in Chliean Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




A Road to the Stars

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




Peering into the Cosmos

This is a pre-dawn view from Carnegie Las Campanas observatory located in the south of Atacama desert in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




McWay Falls under the Milky Way

The falls is located in Big Sur of California, an incredible place by itself.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Pathway to the stars

This is the view from just outside of astronomer's hotel at Paranal observatory in Atacama desert, Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




The Desert Flower

The rising Milky Way perfectly aligned with a local palm tree forming the perfect Desert Flower.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Sky Color Defines by Airglow

Did you ever wonder what is the real color of the night sky? Anything but black! Airglow defines that.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




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




Milky Way in Moonlight

The moon, morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the Milky Way in this nightscape over Oman Grand Canyon.
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




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




Paddle on the Starry Lake

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




Oregon Star Party

The annual Oregon Star Party in the US.
by:
Ben Canales




Milky Way above Valle de la Muerte

Milky Way and Zodiacal Light captured after the nautical twilight near San Pedro de Atacama.
by:
Miguel Claro




Bridge of Light

Bridge of light, connecting worlds, realities and dimensions.
by:
Miguel Claro




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Forest Lake Unspoiled by Lights

Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Palm Planet

The Milky Way at dawn above palm trees in Buli, Halmahera, Indonesia.
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




In Search of Natural Skies

The southern Milky Way from a remote island beach in Halmahera.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Ecliptic and the Galactic Plane

This all sky panorama photographed just before morning twilight shows the night sky of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Tunc Tezel




St Helens Nightscape

The Milky Way stands over the crater, while Portland city lights compete on the right horizon.
by:
Ben Canales




A Starry Night of Lost Lake

The Milky Way rises over Mt Hood and the Lost Lake in Oregon for an unusually early thaw of the winter snow.
by:
Ben Canales




Columbia Icefields by Night

A 180° panorama of the Columbia Icefields by night, under bright moonlight.
by:
Alan Dyer




Standing Under the Stars at Grasslands Park

A 360° panorama of the landscape and skyscape at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Highest, Tallest, and Closest to the Stars

Mount Everest in Nepal, Mauna Kea observatory on Hawaii, and the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Billions Upon Billions of Stars

The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Arms of the Milky Way

The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Listening to the Cosmos

View of the Milky Way and Zodiacal Light (with Venus shining inside) from ALMA site at the elevation of 5000 m.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light from Atacama Desert

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




Milky Way Fountain and OGLE Telescope

An interesting alignment of OGLE telescope and the Milky Way in Chile.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow Sky

The night sky here is shining in orangish color due to oxygen airglow emission in the upper atmosphere.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way from an Andes Road

You can witness such a spectacular view if you happen to drive in Chilean Andes in April.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Rainbow Airglow over the Azores

Impressive bands of red and green airglow in the sky, captured during a climb up Mount Pico in the Azores of Portugal.
by:
Miguel Claro




Panorama from Pyramid Island Boardwalk

A 360° night panorama, lit by moonlight, taken from the boardwalk out to Pyramid Island on Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Panorama at Cameron Lake

A 360° panorama of the Milky Way and night sky taken at Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Over Milk River

Photo composite of the summer Milky Way over the Milk River Valley and sandstone formations of Writing-on-Stone Provincial park, in southern Alberta.
by:
Alan Dyer




Milky Way Over the Icefields

Photo composite of the Milky Way over Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




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




Icefields at Moonrise Panorama

The Milky Way is fading into the blue sky of a moonlit night in Jasper National Park.
by:
Alan Dyer




Thoughts While Traveling at Night

The photo is inspired by one of the most famous poems in China.
by:
Jeff Dai




The Glories of Minya Konka

The faint autumn view to the Milky way and the Zodiacal Light over Minya Konka.
by:
Jeff Dai




Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

The arc of Milky Way with bright winter stars is photographed in this panoramic photo from Yunnan Astronomical Observatory in southwestern China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Milky Way and Yaqing Monastery

A view of Yaqing Monastery, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Guard of Honor

The night sky over a Buddhist shrine in Yunnan province of China.
by:
Jeff Dai




Yaks in a Tibetan Night

With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky of Tibet.
by:
Jeff Dai




All Sky of Yamdrok Lake

Tibetan sky at the break of dawn with the band of the Milky Way.
by:
Jeff Dai




Sand Dune Galaxy

The Milky Way above sand dunes in the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Route 66 Milky Way

Body of an old car in Arizona with the summer Milky Way above.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Galaxy and Colorful Badlands

The summer Milky Way above Petrified Forest National Park in Navajo and Apache counties of northeastern Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Native Night Sky

Milky Way rises over Indian Cliff Dwellings in Bandelier National Monument.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Winter vs. Summer

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Forest Window

A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window in the trees for this all-sky view.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Zodiacal Light from Sweden

The zodiacal light and the faint winter Milky Way above a river in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Eucalyptus Solitude

A lonely Eucalyptus tree rests under the southern Milky Way.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Earth & Sky in Autumn

The Milky Way stands vertically over the western horizon in the northern hemisphere autumn evenings.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Citizen Science Telescopes

The Milky Way arching over TAD robotic telescope on Tenerife, one of the first free access robotic telescopes.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Thunderstorm & the Galaxy

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Sky

The summer Milky Way over an ancient pine tree forest in Cedar Breaks National Monument, southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky of Ancient Pines

This fisheye view from Utah has captured the moment of moonrise where the sky begins to brighten in blue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy on the Shoulder of Grand Teton

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Valley of the Moon

The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way, Antu, Kuyen

The central region of the Milky Way in the backdrop of VLT telescopes Antu (UT1) and Kueyen (UT2) on Paranal Observatory.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way from Chajnantor Plateau

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.
by:
Miguel Claro




Panoramic Milky Way from ALMA

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.
by:
Miguel Claro




Scar in the Moonlit Sky

An unusual cloudy sky hiding part of the Milky Way, while the moon is trying to shine behind the clouds.
by:
Miguel Claro




Paranal Residencia and Southern Constellations

Astronomers residency, built under the surface, in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile, like a human base on another planet.
by:
Miguel Claro




Alamut Castle Conjunction

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Road to the Top

Milky Way over the the summits ridge of Mt. Uludag (Turkey).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Window to the Sky

The summer Milky Way stretches from the zenith to the forest horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Boreal Summer

Summer constellations and the Milky Way shine bright.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

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




Drive to the Center of the Galaxy

How long is a drive to center of the Galaxy? If you keep going at a highway speed, it takes 300 billion years!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nambung Night Sky

The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Typical Italian Face

Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stranger of the Night

The Milky Way over a tree near the Grand Canyon rim.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Night of the Train

Autumn Milky Way over the historic Grand Canyon Railway.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




After Totality

The starry sky during a lunar eclipse over La Palma.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Night Sky at the Border of Texas & Mexico

The Milky Way arch rising over Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The White Sands at Night

The Milky Way above White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Galaxy Rises Above White Sands

The Milky Way arch rising over White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Painted Desert at Night

The Milky Way arch rising over the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Petrified Wood

The Milky Way over Petrfied Logs in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Under the Starry Clouds

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




Aurora Over Jokulsarlon

A panorama with a double arch: the Milky Way and Aurora.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Eclipsed in Southern Skies

The Milky Way and the totally eclipse moon hang over domes of the twin 6.5 meter Magellan telescopes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Milky Way with Airglow Australis

After sunset an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter nightscape.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




ALMA Milky Way

This all-skyscape was taken 5,100m above sea level, from the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




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




Atacama`s Cloudy Night

storm clouds do sometimes come to Atacama desert, known as the driest place on Earth.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Airglow, Gegenschein, and Milky Way

As far as the eye could see, it was a dark night but intense airglow was visible to the camera.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




3 ATs

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Wonder and Mystery above the Very Large Telescopes

Panoramic view of the night sky over Cerro Paranal during a total lunar eclipse.
by:
Yuri Beletsky




Chilean Skyscape

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




Night Sky is My Second Home

A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Visit the Volcano

The Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
by:
Luc Perrot




Milky Way & Morne de Fourche

The Milky Way glows above the Morne de Fourche on the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Balcony

The Milky Way over a platform on an extinct crater of the Reunion Island.
by:
Luc Perrot




The Bridge

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




The Cave

The Milky Way seen from a cave located on the west coast of Reunion.
by:
Luc Perrot




Like a Dream

A sea of clouds invaded the enclosure of a volcano with the Galaxy above them.
by:
Luc Perrot




A Magic Sight at Night

The TWAN photographer`s son joined him to enjoy the zodiacal light and the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




Windmills at Night

Tthe island of Gotland, with old windmills in the countryside, under the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




River Milky Way

The Milky Way in the starry sky above the Färnebofjärdens National Park.
by:
P-M Heden




Heavy Green Airglow

Strong green airglow almost all over the sky with the Milky Way above Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




The Waterfall and the World at Night

The arch of the Milky Way meets the aurora just above the horizon.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Milky Way Over Switzerland

A panoramic view above the Creux du Van, showing the celestial curve of the Milky Way.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Milky Way Over Mont-Blanc

The galactic center sets on the summit of Mont Blanc.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Colorful Night in Iceland

A visit to the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, located upstream of Godafoss.
by:
Stephane Vetter




Adriatic Summer Night

The Milky Way and planet Saturn over the Adriatic Sea from the island of Vir, Croatia.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




The Arch at Night

The cascade of eroded limestone is gently illuminated by crescent Moon.
by:
Alex Cherney




Late Twilight at Bryce Canyon

As the Sun gets lower, the stars and Milky Way take center stage above Bryce Canyon.
by:
Alex Cherney




Green Fireball above 12 Apostles

A brilliant fireball above the Southern Ocean at the 12 Apostles National Park.
by:
Alex Cherney




Bridge to Other Worlds

The Milky Way Galaxy stretches above "The Dish".
by:
Alex Cherney




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




Reaching the Sky Above the Land

Milky Way rises above the Noudar Castle.
by:
Miguel Claro




Zodiacal Light Versus Milky Way

Presence of the Zodiacal Light forming almost a "V" with the opposite direction of Milky Way.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way Arm in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve

The beauty of the entire arched arm of Milky Way.
by:
Miguel Claro




Milky Way Arch Above Xerez Cromlech

Panoramic view of our own galaxy, the Milky Way arm as a background of Cromeleque do Xerez.
by:
Miguel Claro




Galactic Center Above Megalithic Monument of Xerez

Central region of the Milky Way in the background of Cromeleque do Xerez.
by:
Miguel Claro




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

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




Milky Way over Uluru

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Moon, Milky Way, and Las Vegas

The Milky Way arch above the Valley of Fire National Park in Nevada during a total lunar eclipse.
by:
Gernot Meiser




The Neighboring Galaxy

Two stargazers on a hill-top against a telephoto view of our main galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
by:
P-M Heden




Scandinavian Nightscape

The Milky Way and aurora in the northern horizon over the east coast of Sweden, not far from Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




The East Coast of Sweden

The Milky Way and aurora in the northern horizon over the east coast of Sweden, not far from Stockholm.
by:
P-M Heden




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




Transition

A sequence of panoramas on how the Milky Way emerges from the fading twilight.
by:
Laurent Laveder




The Earth and Sky

The Milky Way over a hill-top lonely tree at the Atlantic coastline in Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Nova in Sagittarius

In this Milky Way image from Indian Himalayas there is a new star in the middle of the Sagittarius Teapot.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Waves

The rising arc of the Milky Way photographed over the Fire Wave rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Rising Galaxy and the Valley of Fire

The rising arc of the Milky Way over the Poodle Rock formation in the Valley of Fire in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Beehive Formation

The rising Milky Way with Saturn and Antares over the Beehive rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Seven Sisters On Earth

Saturn and Antares with the rising Milky Way over the Seven Sisters rock formation in the Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Saturn, in the Valley of Fire

Saturn, next to the constellation Scorpius and the Milky Way, over the Valley of Fire in Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Night at the Edge

The autumn Milky Way and rising winter stars over the Grand Canyon. Red airglow brightens the horizon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Grand Canyon Starry Autumn Night

The Milky Way in a starry autumn night is arched above the Grand Canyon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Starry Night of Germany

The Milky Way in the fading evening twilight over a misty forest meadow near Lich, central Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Our View to the Galaxy

The Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of 5,000 meters on in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the Cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sacred Nightscape

The Milky Way roars in the fading evening twilight over the peak of Madarasi Hargita in Transylvania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Night of Two Chapels

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




Stunning Sky of Transylvania

The summer Milky Way photographed above spruce trees in Hargita Mountains of Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Framed by the Trees

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Sky

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




Night Sky in Port Camaret

The night sky with the autumn Milky Way above wrecks of fishing boats in Camaret, Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Family Stargazing

The Milky Way, framed by trees, above a family who enjoy the natural beauty of a peaceful starry night.
by:
P-M Heden




Starry Camp

The Milky Way in a late summer night, framed by trees in Färnebofjärden National Park.
by:
P-M Heden




Far From Lights

The Milky Way at dusk appears over La Graciosa, the smallest of the Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Starry Night of Moab

The Milky Way towards the bright central bulge of the galaxy appears over the bizarre landscape of Moab.
by:
Kwon O Chul




The Galaxy and Zodiacal Light

Panoramic view of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light seen from high altitude slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Filled with Stars

The Milky Way arc rises over Lake Waiaua, located at 3970 m high on Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Subaru Galaxy

The Milky Way towards the galactic center stands above the 8.2 m Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea Observatory.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Telescopes at the Break of Dawn

Starry sky at the break of dawn over two giant telescopes on Mauna Kea peak, the highest point of Hawaii.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Galactic Bulge over Gemini Telescope

An observatory stands against the bright galactic bulge in the Milky Way.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Summer Night in a Garden

The Milky Way in a summer night of a village, captured with a fisheye lens.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Izmir Galaxy

The Milky Way with the Summer Triangle above palms in Gumuldur, Menderes district of Izmir, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Milky Way Above Ka Lae

The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Observatory in Action

The Milky Way arcs across the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea Observatories.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Naturally Dark

Dark sky of Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii. Tunc Tezel
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mauna Kea Full Dome

A starry night of Mauna Kea Observatory in all sky view (full dome).
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sacred Night

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




Bicaz Canyon at Night

The summer Milky Way in a moonlit night of the Bicaz Canyon in Transylvania, Romania.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Tajinaste Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Arcing Over India

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




Mauna Kea Galaxy Rise

The Milky Way band rises above Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Death Valley Starscape

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




Heavens above South Dakota

Scorpius and Sagittarius and the Summer Milky Way above the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




Panau Nui Nightscape

The Winter Milky Way over a Petroglyph field boardwalk in the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Starry Night of Dokdo Island

In a timelapse video from Korea the Milky Way rises over the Liancourt Rocks.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Starry Night of Shira Plateau

Timelapse video of the Milky Way and sky in motion from near the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




Small Magellanic Cloud and Acacia Tree

The Small Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Galaxy Canyon

The Milky Way above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Rise

The Milky Way rises in the starry sky of La Palma, the Canary Islands.
by:
Christoph Malin




Lunar Eclipse and Active Volcano

This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Summer Nightscape

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




TWAN-style Self Portrait

TWAN photographer's self-portrait pictures his shadow in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




W for Cassiopeia

In a moonlit night of in Iran, the W-like Cassiopeia stands above Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Lighthouse Fantasy

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




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




Above the Lights

The Milky Way emerges from nearby city light in the Brittany of France. In the foreground is the Paimpont Abbey.
by:
Laurent Laveder




All Sky View of Festetics Palace

The fisheye all-sky view has captured the autumn Milky Way above the Festetics palace in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Summer Night on the Alps

A starry summer night in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Stars Glitter Above Hungary

The TWAN photographer enjoys the starry sky of Bakony Mountains in Hungary in a clear summer night.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Southern View

The band of the Milky Way over night landscape of the Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Galactic Arc over Western Australia

The band of the Milky Way arches above a tree in the Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Save Energy Preserve Beauty

The Milky Way, our home galaxy of over 100 billion stars, is photographed horizon to horizon over Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Dome to Dome

The view from 4200-meter volcanic summit of Mauna Kea has captured the stunning beauty of the Milky Way.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Galactic Arc and Rising Moon

Right at moonrise, the rising arc of the Milky Way appears from the summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sierra Night

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




Pre-Columbian Sky

The rising arch of the Milky Way over the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, United States.
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




The Dawn of Civilization

The night sky over one of the world's oldest known man-made structures.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky in Transition

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




Uludag Starscape

The Milky Way in a moonlit night of Uludag National Park near Bursa in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Bushehr Nightscape

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Mount Nemrut in Full Dome

An all-sky view from Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage Site in southeastern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lake of Fire

The Milky Way over the Lake of Fire (Lagoa_do_Fogo) in the Sao Miguel island of Portugal, Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Light Pollution and the Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch, rising over the Lake of Fire in the Sao Miguel island of Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Azores

The Milky Way over the Furnas crater lake in the Sao Miguel island of Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




The Break of Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Belgium

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




A Waterworld in the Milky Way Galaxy

Our home galaxy stands over the Atlantic Ocean in this vertical panorama from Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A Starry Night at the Coast of Brittany

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




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




High Lake Stargazing

The Milky Way arch rises over the TWAN photographer's tent at Lake Waiaua in Hawaii, 3970 m above see level.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Summer Lights

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Shelios Aurora Expedition

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Huaying Night Sky

The summer Milky Way as seen from the Huayingshan National Geopark, Huaying Mountain, China.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Greenland Summer Midnight

The northern lights and the Milky Way above southern Greenland in the short darkness of a late August midnight.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Salina Galaxy

The Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius rises above a salina at the shores of Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Christoph Malin




Living in a Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch across the sky, from a dark spot in a pine forest on La Palma island.
by:
Christoph Malin




The View from the Earth

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way appears over the horizon of planet Earth.
by:
Christoph Malin




Corsica Morning View

The Milky Way and Venus in the morning twilight over the Scandola Nature Reserve on the French island Corsica .
by:
Bernd Proschold




The Zodiacal Man

The Milky Way, Venus, and zodiacal light above the southern Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Supernova Dream

The Milky Way and Venus over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova in the galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at the Cradle of Humankind

The Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Carina Nebula above Sibiloi National park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rotating Planet

This long exposure image from the coast of southeastern Australia, has captured the rotating sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




Bakony Milky Way

The beauty of the Milky Way as seen from the Bakony Mountains in central Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




Road to Astronomers

The southern sky in the morning twilight above a road approaching Paranal observatory.
by:
Christoph Malin




The View From on High

The Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes 5,000 meters above sea level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Meets Desert Sky

Our Milky Way galaxy gleams in all its splendor, as seen from La Silla observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cherry Blossoms Under Stars

A cherry tree sits under the stars in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
by:
Shingo Takei




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 Living Planet

The Milky Way arches over the coast of Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Clouds and Crosses over Haleakala

This dreamlike panoramic view looks out over the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




Giant Telescope and Large Magelanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud above one of the VLT telescopes on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Reaching for the Stars

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the dark and transparent sky of Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stunning Night Sky of Atacama Desert

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way above Cerro Paranal

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Moon and Spectacular Milky Way

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




Easter Island Night Adventure

Standing against the southern Milky Way are large statues, locally called Moais, remained from 13-15th century. on the Easter Island, Pacific Ocean.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Astrophotographers in Action

Amateur astronomers photograph the night sky on the Observatorio del Teide, high on Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




Galactic Plane

The southern hemisphere view of the Milky Way is not only more spectacular it also better illustrate a galaxy.
by:
Stefan Seip




Zion Nightscape

In the Zion National Park of southern Utah, the summer Milky Way rises like an arc over the eastern horizon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Zion Scorpion

The galactic bulge, the bright part of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Milky Way Dawn

Milky Way's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ancients Pines Ancient Sky

The Milky Way band extends horizon to horizon over an ancient pine tree forest at Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Galactic Emu

At a dark site by the shores of Lake Taupo on New Zealand's North Island, the Milky Way arch extends in the southern sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Zodiacal Light and Nemrut Heritage

As the morning twilight approaches, the winter Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky Gazing Rocks

The evening twilight fades in to the night, as the Milky Way, Venus, Moon and Saturn shine over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Zeus Nightscape

The autumn Milky Way in Cassiopeia (lower left) to Cygnus is photographed over the Temple of Zeus in the roman ruins of Aizanoi.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Lake Iznik Winter Night

This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon Meets Venus

The Moon and Venus are paired in a close conjunction above the top of Alamut mountain fortress, Alborz Mountains.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Kalout Sky

Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
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




Night Sky in H-alpha

The night sky has much more than could be viewed with the naked-eye. Left is a "normal" all-sky image and right is a deep view on H-alpha.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Under the Galaxy

The image has captured the arch of the Milky Way extending horizon to horizon above the landscape of Bakony Mountains.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Future TWAN Photographer

The summer Milky Way in an August evening of Bakony Mountains, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way, Moon, Venus

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way and Yuccas

The brightest part of the autumn Milky Way appears in the southwest during the early evening hours.
by:
Fred Espenak




New Mexico Night

The brightest part of the autumn Milky Way appears in the southwest during the early evening hours.
by:
Fred Espenak




Southern Arizona Night Sky

The autumn Milky Way arches through the zenith during the early evening hours.
by:
Fred Espenak




Windmill Galaxy

The brightest part of the autumn Milky Way appears in the southwest during the early evening hours.
by:
Fred Espenak




Loch Ness Moment

The Milky Way in the morning twilight appears the peaceful Alpine lake Obernberg in Tyrol, Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




Venus Reflection

The bright bulge of the Milky Way over a lake in the Bavarian Alps. The dazzling light of the rising Venus is reflected on the lake.
by:
Christoph Malin




Alpine Peaceful Morning

The bright bulge of the Milky Way in the constellation Scorpius and Sagittarius is photographed over the Alps in Bavaria, southern Germany.
by:
Christoph Malin




Galaxy Ride

TWAN Photographer and mountain biker Christoph Malin enjoys a night ride near Innsbruck, under starry sky of the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




Alamut Conjunction

In this morning view the Moon and Venus are visible next to the rising Milky Way that extends above mountain fortress of Alamut.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Southern Cross and Carina Nebula over Kilimanjaro

At the break of dawn the southern Milky Way, the Southern Cross, and Carina Nebula are photographed over Kilimanjaro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Road to the Galaxy

The summer Milky Way over a road in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. In the sky are the 3 bright stars of the Summer Triangle.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Triangle over Yellowstone

The Milky Way in the morning twilight over the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Milky Way

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Yellowstone

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls at Dawn

Morning twilight over Yellowstone. Stars in the constellation Sagittarius appear in the Milky Way on the right of this telephoto image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Milky Way over the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Galactic Plane over the Great Basin

The plane of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is stretched horizon to horizon over the Stella Lake in the Great Basin National Park of Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Capitol Reef Galactic View

The Milky Way shimmers like a cosmic rainbow over Utah's Capitol Reef National Park in this clear June night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Nevada Moonscape

The Milky Way appears over a bizarre geological formation in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Galactic Plane and the Tetons

A starry night at the foot of Grand Teton mountains (Grand Teton National Park), Wyoming, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Aurora Camper

Aurora borealis and the Milky Way in a late August night of southern Greenland.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




An International Dark Sky Reserve

The Milky Way above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Galactic Bridge over Philip Island

The Milky Way appears in a panoramic view during the morning twilight. On the Earth is the Pyramid Rock at the southern coast of Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Tekapo Nightscape

The southern sky over a Church at the shore of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




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




Galactic View from Planet Earth

The central bulge of the galaxy (the brightest region in the bad of the Milky Way) is photographed in a starry night of Victoria, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Autumn Night Sky

The night sky stretches above a ruined castle near Uppsala, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




A Starry Night of Fira

The Milky Way appears in an exceptional starry summer night of Fira, the main town of Santorini island, Greece.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Me, moon, and the Milky Way. The most charming companions in this peaceful Mediterranean summer evening.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Clouds

The southern Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds appear through passing clouds over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini by Candles

An exceptional night view of Oia, a town of Santorini island, Greece.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Land of Roaring Waters and Dazzling Sky

The summer Milky Way appears dazzling in dark starry sky of the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Kilimanjaro

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dragon Sky

The autumn Milky Way is photographed over one of many impressive sculptures scattered around the desert community of Borrego Springs, California.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Saving Energy Preserving Natural Night

The autumn Milky Way shines above the village of Locronan, Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Southern Sky Imaged from 38,000 Feet

The southern sky is imaged on board a jet airliner from an altitude of 38,000 feet (11,582 m).
by:
John Goldsmith




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




Kings Canyon Galactic View

The bright summer Milky Way from Sagittarius to the Summer Triangle and Cassiopeia arches over Kings Canyon National park in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Kodachrome Nightscape

The Milky Way from Sagittarius in the galactic bulge to the Summer Triangle, and Cassiopeia arches over Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Goblins Celestial Wonders

The Milky Way from Perseus (bottom) to Cygnus (top) is photographed above the barren landscape of Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way, Airglow, and Aurora

A starry night of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Double Act of Equator Sky

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud (our neighboring dwarf galaxy) are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Kenya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




All-Sky of Kenya

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light (sunlight reflection from dust in the Solar System plane) appear in the morning sky of Amboseli National park.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Kilimanjaro at the Break of Dawn

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro at the break of dawn in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Homeland, Home Galaxy

The Milky Way arches in a summer night over the TWAN photographer enjoying the starry sky in his local dark site in the Bakony Mountains near Lake Balaton.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Satellite Flashes over Watctower

By reflecting sunlight toward the Earth, an Iridium satellite flares in the summer sky above a watchtower in the Black Forest, Germany.
by:
Stefan Seip




Albiero Observer

An amateur astronomer observes the double star Albireo in Cygnus, from the educational Pannon observatory located in Bakonybel, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Natural Night Environment

The autumn Milky Way shines above the village of Locronan, Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




The Shore of an Alien Ocean

The Milky Way appears over the Atlantic Ocean coast at Brittany, France. The light pollution of a nearby town dominates the west (right), People living inside that light dome do not see the Milky Way anymore.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




Night Hides a World But Reveals a Universe

Night Hides A World But Reveals a Universe." A Persian proverb. The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening twilight over Lake Turkana, northern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Where the Night Sky and Nature Merge

The unrivaled beauty of the Milky Way far from city lights. Night sky is an essential element of our nature, a heritage to preserve for all livings.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Island Sky

The Milky Way appears over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands. The pale orange-red cast in the left side sky is airglow.
by:
Christoph Malin




Geyser Galaxy

The Old Faithful Geyser in the World Heritage Site of Yellowstone National Park erupts under the Milky Way during a summer night in Wyoming.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Starry Night of Val Gardena

The Milky Way appears in a starry night of Val Gardena, an area in Dolomites, in the Italian Alps.
by:
P-M Heden




Rocky Planet

The Milky Way appears in a starry night of Val Gardena, an area in Dolomites, the Italian Alps.
by:
P-M Heden




A Pairing Moment

In a clear summer night of Mount Uludag in Turkey, The Milky Way begins to appear in the fading twilight.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Islets Galaxy

The Milky Way over the Liancourt Rocks, also known as Dokdo; a group of small islets between South Korea and Japan. A lighthouse shines at the lower left.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Venus and the Zodiacal Light

The morning twilight, zodiacal light, and Venus over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Maine Nightscape

The night sky in a panoramic view over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States, from the historic Pemaquid Point Light.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Caldera Galaxy

The Milky Way and Venus photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Spectacle

A spectacular view of the Milky Way photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Find Kiwi in the Sky

Away from city lights, under pristine dark sky, the Milky Way and Venus appears over central Victoria, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Milky Way and Alpine Lake

The Milky Way from Sagittarius (bottom) to Cygnus appears over a small lake in the Alps, Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




She is an Astronomer

A female amateur astronomer enjoys stargazing with a small telescope pointed to the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Forest View

A fisheye nightscape of fall colors and the autumn Milky Way in a forest of Bakony area near Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Galaxy Explorers

At the beginning of dawn the southern Milky Way is photographed over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galaxy in the Ocean

The Milky Way in the evening twilight appears over the Atlantic Ocean from the Pointe de Pen-Hir in the Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Towards the Ocean

The Milky Way in the evening twilight appears over the Atlantic Ocean from the Pointe de Pen-Hir in the Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Sky of a Lonely Tree

The Milky Way appears over a hill-top lonely tree at the Atlantic coastline in Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way and Bifrost Observatory

A picture of the Milky Way arch above Bifrost Astronomical Observatory in the southern Arizona
by:
Fred Espenak




Goblin Summer Night

In a summer night of Utah the Milky Way brightest region in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appear over the Goblin Valley State Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way Over Goblins

A diffuse Milky Way cuts the night sky in half above the barren landscape of Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Karijini Milky Way

The Milky Way arches above Karijini National Park in the Western Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Eucalyptus Night

The moonlit landscape of Karijini National Park in Australia. The brightest area of the Milky Way appear above eucalyptus trees.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Sky After Wildfires

The night sky in a moonlit night over a burnt forest in northern Catalonia, Spain, after severe wildfires in August 2013 that caused many damages.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Southern Cross and Uluru

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




Stardust

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the World Heritage Uluru National Park in Australia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Borrego Stars

During the predawn hours the Milky Way arched over one of many impressive metal sculptures scattered around the desert community of Borrego Springs, California.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Milky Way & Zodiacal Light

In an evening of southeastern coast of Australia, the Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear in a naturally dark sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




Milky Way Above Pyramid Rock

The Milky Way in the morning twilight over the Pyramid Rock at the southern coast of Australia, in the Philip Island, Victoria.
by:
Alex Cherney




Taiwan Nightscape

The summer Milky Way appears over a city light dome and the rice paddy field at the Hualien County in Taiwan.
by:
P.K. Chen




Hualien Sky Camp

The summer Milky Way appears over a stargazers camp at the Hualien County in Taiwan.
by:
P.K. Chen




Overflowing Milky Way

The Milky Way appears to pour down onto the steep cliffs near Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sevan Milky Way

The summer Milky Way appears above a historic church at the shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Assos Roman Theater

The Milky Way appears during moonrise over the ancient Roman theater of Assos, in the Aegean seaside.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Galaxy Flower

The Milky Way in a clear night of the Austrian Alps in Tyrol.
by:
Christoph Malin




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




Milky Way and Thunderstorm

Its not so common to see a starry night night next to the approaching thunderstorm clouds.
by:
Christoph Malin




Cosmic Rainbow

The Milky Way shimmers like a cosmic rainbow over Utah's Capitol Reef National Park in this clear June night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Silence of Night

The band of the Milky Way rises in this March early morning.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




Milky Way at Dawn

The Milky Way fades in the dawn. Bright stars Vega in Lyra and Deneb in Cygnus, the Swan, appear in the middle, and Cassiopeia is at far left.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




360-degree Night Panorama of Kitt Peak

The night sky appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory in a 360-degree panoramic view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Canyon Stargazing

Enjoying the night sky above the Grand Canyon while the setting moon gently illuminates the canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Badwater Good Sky

The Milky Way is photographed over Badwater Basin in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Unrivaled Beauty of Starry Skies

The unrivaled beauty of the Milky Way far from city lights, untouched by our libertine light pollution.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Karijini Moonlit Night

The moonlit landscape of Karijini National Park in Australia. The Milky Way and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds appear in the sky.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Milky Way above the Teide Observatory

The Milky Way rises above the Teide Observatory on the high slopes of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Radio Observatory in the Australian Outback

The southern night sky appear above Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope antennas.
by:
John Goldsmith




Stars above a Wooden Church

The Milky Way from Perseus to Cygnus appear over an old wooden church on the slopes of Alps, near the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria.
by:
Christoph Malin




Zodiacal Light over Radio Telescopes

The central array of Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope stands against the zodiacal light
by:
Alex Cherney




Early Dawn

From the southeastern coast of Australia the Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear in this early morning view.
by:
Alex Cherney




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




Canary Spring Night

The Milky Way over spring landscape of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way over Kitt Peak

The Milky Way in its glorious natural beauty appears over one of the telescopes of the Kitt Peak Observatory, southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Forest

Like a cosmic tree, the Milky Way band of stars appears to rise out from an ancient pine tree forest at Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




North America Nebula and the Hoodoos

In a starry night of Bryce Canyon, the Milky Way in Cygnus and the North America nebula appear over bizarre rock formations called hoodoos.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way and Airglow

The bright summer Milky Way rises over rocks and sand pipe formations of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Night

Despite the glow from towns scattered throughout the valleys in Turkey, stars that form part of the the Milky Way shine brightly in the skies above.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Moon, Milky Way and Saturn

The rising moon and the Milky Way over the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Yellowstone Galaxy

The Milky Way and bright star Antares at the heart of Scorpion appear above hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bryce Canyon Galactic Arch

A starry night of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Fairyland Trail under the Milky Way

A starry night of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Southern Sky and Desert Landscape

The Milky Way from Orion (top) to the Southern Cross (at the horizon) appears over cacti in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




ET Goes Home

In a starry night of Bryce Canyon in Utah, the Milky Way, appears over strange-looking rock formations called hoodoos.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Southern California Dark Sky

The summer Milky Way (in the northern hemisphere) arches above Joshua Tree National Park in the southern California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Night Wonders of Utah

In a starry night of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, United States, the spectacular view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way appears over hoodoos.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Kodachrome Milky Way

The bright summer Milky Way from Scorpius to Sagittarius and Aquila appear over sand pipes of Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah, USA.
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




Airglow and Aurora Australis

This enhanced all-sky video shows the dynamic of airglow and appearance of aurora in the dark southern sky. The Milky Way and the fainter band of the Zodiacal Light also appear in the view.
by:
Alex Cherney




Sky Turns Red and Green by Airglow

This enhanced all-sky video shows dynamic of airglow in the dark southern sky.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Southern Hemisphere Celestial Portrait

From New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud, the heavens shine more beautifully than nearly anywhere else on Earth.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Sea to Sky

The Milky Way appears in the morning twilight over La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Christoph Malin




La Palma Dark Skies

The Milky Way appears in the dark starry sky of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Christoph Malin




Night at the Ridge

A nightscape view from La Palma, Canary Islands. The moon is captured moments before it sets and the Milky Way shines beyond the passing clouds
by:
Christoph Malin




Radio Telescope and Southern Sky

A radio telescope of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) under the starry sky of Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Cape Schanck Milky Way

The bright central part of the Milky Way band in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appear above Cape Schanck
by:
Alex Cherney




Beauty of a Comet

Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) photographed in the morning sky above Western Australia, near Perth.
by:
John Goldsmith




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




Summer Triangle over Bryce Canyon

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle appears over Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way and Devasthal Optical Telescope

Atop the 2540 meters high Devasthal Peak in Uttarakhand, northern India, the largest telescope in the country will soon open her eyes.
by:
Ajay Talwar




The Milky Trail

In a starry night of Utah, United States, the spectacular view of our home galaxy appears over the Bryce Canyon National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Fading Beauty

At coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Spain, the Milky Way fades in to light of nearby city of Mazarron, Murcia.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Night Sky above Devasthal Peak

Atop the 2540 meters high Devasthal Peak in northern India, the largest telescope in the country will open eyes in close future.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Sqeaky Beach Reflections

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, Southern Cross, and the Milky Way stretch above Squeaky Beach in the southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Night Visit to Sqeaky Beach

Allow this Virtual Reality animation to loads which takes you to a starry night at the southernmost part of the Australian mainland.
by:
Alex Cherney




Star Wars

The Milky Way appears in an autumn evening over the educational Pannon observatory located in Bakonybel, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Starry Night of Dolomites

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears in a dark starry night of Dolomites in the Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Meets Andromeda Galaxy

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




Milky Way over the Killer Lake

In a clear August evening the Milky Way shines over the Killer Lake in the Bakony Mountains of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Spring Sky

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




Altiplano Sky

The Moon, zodiacal light, and the Milky Way appear in the evening sky of Chilean Altiplano in Andes.
by:
Christoph Malin




Sky over Iran and Armenia

In a starry summer night of northern Iran near the border of Armenia, the lonely monastery of Dzordzor is photographed under the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Our Home Galaxy

The central bulge of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, appears above a sea of clouds, as photographed from the 2400-meter top of La Palma.
by:
Christoph Malin




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light

The morning twilight arrives. In the dark and transparent sky of La Palma the rising Milky Way appears with the fading zodiacal light.
by:
Christoph Malin




Vega and El Capitan

Bright star Vega and the first sign of the Milky Way appears over Yosemite valley in this early morning winter view.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




Grand Canyon Milky Way

The rising summer Milky Way has arched the Grand Canyon.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way over Yosemite

The Milky Way from Cygnus (left) to Orion (right) is photographed over Yosemite valley in California, in a clear autumn night.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way in a November Night

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle appears over a historic chapel and the fall colors of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




Finland Winter Night

The Milky Way and aurora borealis are photographed over the winter landscape of northern Finland, near Luosto.
by:
Bernd Proschold




The Magellanic Clouds

Milky Way's neighboring dwarf galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, appear with the bright star Canopus in the southern sky.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




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




Walls of the Past

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle is photographed over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Badrud, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Desert Castle

The Milky Way appears over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Badrud Night

The Milky Way in the Summer Triangle is photographed over ruins of an ancient desert castle near Badrud, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way in Morning Twilight

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius is photographed in the morning twilight from a pond in desert near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Comet of the North

It looks like a double comet, but this image from Tänndalen, Sweden, has captured Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appearing with the Andromeda Galaxy.
by:
P-M Heden




Lake Tahoe Starry Night

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




The View

The Milky Way is "touched" by very bright parking lights of "The View" hotel opened at the Monument Valley.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mystic Sky

Timelapse video of starry sky in motion above Lake Tekapo in New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Starry Night of Kitt Peak

The Milky Way from Cygnus to Cassiopeia and Perseus appears over the Kitt Peak observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From the Solar System to Deep Space

Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6) with its long faint tail appears over the southeastern coast of Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Galaxies, Comets, and Telescopes

In this starry image from the Atacama Desert in Chile, the southern Milky Way appears on the left and two bright comets are on the right in twilight.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Southwest Night

The central bulge of the Milky Way in Sagittarius and Scorpius rises over the Monument Valley on the border of Arizona and Utah.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Wonder

like a beacon drawing the eye skyward, this picture of Yosemite National park in California showcases the famous Half Dome rock and winter stars.
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




Dolomites Moonlight

In this serene nightscape, the moon shines on the Italian Alps in the World Heritage area of Dolomites.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Comets Lemmon and PanSTARRS

Two comets -C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)- can be seen moving through the southern sky in this timelapse video.
by:
Alex Cherney




Two Comets, Airglow, and Aurora

This timely image from the southeastern shore of Australia in Victoria has captured two comet Lemmon and comet PanStarrs while approaching the sun.
by:
Alex Cherney




March Milky Way

Summer Milky Way is seen rising above highlands near Keles, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




A Bridge over Grand Canyon Rims

The rising summer Milky Way in the east seems to bridge opposite rims of the Grand Canyon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Southern Dream

A starry night of Western Australia. Bright stars of Alpha and Beta Centauri appears over the tree.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




The Zodiacal Light

The stunning sky of the Atacama Desert in Chile appears over the fading glow of the evening twilight.
by:
Christoph Malin




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




Comet and Southern Stars

Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) photographed in the morning sky above Western Australia, near Perth.
by:
John Goldsmith




Sweep Wells Milky Way

The summer Milky Way above the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Great Barrier Reef

The Milky Way and southern stars over the Green Island along the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Pilbara Night Sky

The Milky Way and the Small Magellanic Cloud appear in a timelapse motion above a river near Marble Bar, Pilbara, Western Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Fire, City, and the Milky Way

The Milky Way appears over the lights of suburban Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps.
by:
Christoph Malin




A New Era

The Milky Way shines over wind turbines in Germany. Light dome of a nearby city appears over the horizon.
by:
Gernot Meiser




ASKAP Radio Telescopes in Motion

A timelapse video (with music) of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescopes under the starry sky of the Western Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Stunning Night Sky of Cerro Paranal

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed from the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Qeshm at Day and Night

The Milky Way over landscape of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky at Long Lasting Summer Twilight

The arch of the Milky Way and an old guardhouse at the coast of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Universe Beyond our Civilization

The night sky meets with bright rays of a lighthouse at the coast of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Above the Island

In this nightscape view from La Palma, Canary Islands, the Milky Way shines beyond the passing clouds.
by:
Christoph Malin




Sequoia Milky Way

A starry view from a forest of giant Sequoia trees in the Yosemite National park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Encounter: Inside Australia

Turn on the speakers and enjoy this clip of timelapse motions and videos of Lake Ballard in Western Australia.
by:
John Goldsmith




A Starry Night of Baobabs

In a starry night of Kimberley in the Western Australia, the Milky Way is arcing over Baobab trees.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Cathedral Milky Way

The Milky Way appears over a bizarre geological formation in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Somewhere on this Planet

This moonscape view of the Milky Way features a bizarre geological formation in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way, Aurora, and Airglow

For its dark starry sky the World Heritage Site of Banff National Park in Alberta is a favorite destination of the TWAN photographer.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Nightscape Photographer

The Milky Way appears over light domes of nearby towns in the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Starry Night of Rhone-Alpes

In a clear autumn evening the Milky Way from Cygnus, the Swan, to Orion, the Hunter appears above a vineyard in southeastern France.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Spituk Gompa and the Milky Way

The Milky Way appears over Spituk Monastery in northern India (near Leh), remains from the 11th Century.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Extraterrestrial Visitor

This panoramic view of the southern sky spans from the Magellanic Clouds to the arc of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light, above 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




Drive under Stars

The Milky Way and prominent winter stars are framed between colorful autumn leaves in a New England forest, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beyond the Clouds

The Milky Way appears over Alamut Valley in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Starry Sky of Austrian Alps

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps in a clear winter night from Emberger Alm, Carinthia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Winter Night

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




Me, My Camera, and the Milky Way

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears over TWAN photographer Wally Pacholka shooting the Utah landscape at night.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Flowers and Stars

The Milky Way appears in the evening twilight over wild flowers in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way above Chaco Canyon

The rising arch of the Milky Way over the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Chaco Canyon Milky Way

The rising arch of the Milky Way over the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Forest Milky Way

Milky Way above a forest of high old trees on San Pedro Mártir mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, northwestern Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




ASKAP Zodiacal Light

Zodiacal Light shines strong behind the central array of Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope.
by:
Alex Cherney




Antenna Array

The central array of Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope under the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
by:
Alex Cherney




ASKAP Antenna

A remote dish of Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope under the Southern Cross and the Milky Way.
by:
Alex Cherney




The Milky Way Above Snowy Peaks

Majestic Milky Way sets above the snowy peaks at Lake Tekapo.
by:
Alex Cherney




Motuariki Island

Turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and Motuariki Island are lit by the crescent Moon under the Milky Way.
by:
Alex Cherney




Church of Good Shepherd

The Lake Tekapo landmark - the Church of Good Shepherd under gently lit by the lights of the village and the southern Milky Way.
by:
Alex Cherney




Flowing Water and Milky Way

Constellations from Ursa major and Ursa Minor in the north to Cassiopeia and Cygnus are framed above Sagalassos, ruins of an ancient city in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky Summer Sky

The Winter and Summer sky is photographed from one location above Mount Uludag in Turkey. The winter sky features bright stars and summer sky features bright Milky Way.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Zodiacal Light and the Milky Way

During September in the Northern Hemisphere—when the moon is nowhere around—early risers under clear, dark skies can see both the Milky Way and the zodiacal light, the dusty disk of our solar system that is back lit by the sun.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Peering Skyward

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




Autumn in the Desert

In the light of the first quarter moon the autumn Milky Way arches across the desert sky behind a Joshua Tree. The Pleiades star cluster glistens on the lower right.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Joshua Tree Silhouette

The Moon behind a Joshua Tree produced a silhouette effect with the Milky Way in the background.
by:
Dennis Mammana




Reaching for the Stars

The Summer Milky Way stretches over tall trees in California.
by:
Dennis Mammana




St. Thadeus Winter Sky

The Winter Milky Way shine over the historic Saint Thaddeus monastery, a World Heritage Site in northwest Iran. The Armenian church is known as one of the most beautiful and historic churches in the Middle East.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Zodiacal Light and Milky Way

Ghostly apparitions of two fundamental planes in planet Earth's sky span this October all-sky view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Delicate Meteor

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




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




Atacama Galaxies

The Milky Way is photographed with our neighboring satellite galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, above Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Christoph Malin




Tyrol, Where Mountains Meet Starry Sky

The Alpine state of Tyrol in western Austria is a meeting point of stunning mountains and starry sky.
by:
Christoph Malin




Break of Dawn

Morning twilight arrives at Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
by:
Christoph Malin




From Dusk to Milky Way

A night begins in the Brittany. The evening twilight appears on the left and under the Milky Way appears a medieval French town.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Moonway

The Milky Way and the setting Moon over the beautiful rocky coastline of Campbell National Park, Victoria, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Goat Aurora Over Greenland

The ever changing auroras evolved to huge shapes spread across the sky of Greenland, morphed from one familiar form into another.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Beyond

Giant eyes on the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert explore the worlds beyond.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Airglow over Italy

The Milky Way and airglow (natural radiation of the Earth's atmosphere) above Dolomites, Alps, Italy.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Ocean Galaxy

Timelapse video: The Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds (our neighboring satellite galaxies) rotates around the south celestial pole in a dark starry night of this rocky coastline near Flinders, Victoria, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Reflections

Turn on your speakers and enjoy Australian aboriginal music on this timelapse video of the Milky Way and star reflection on the calm waters of Lake Tyrrell, a large shallow, salt-crusted depression in Victoria, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Tanzania Twililight

From high altitude slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, the beginning of a night is photographed over the lights of Moshi.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Jupiter and the Galactic Bulge

Bright planet Jupiter shines against the brightest region of the Milky Way; the galaxy's central bulge in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius.
by:
Stefan Seip




Starry Sky above Utah

In this all-sky image from the Arches National Park of Utah, the Milky Way pans across the sky from Scorpius to Cassiopeia.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Water Dance

Clouds and the Milky Way captured in motion over the coastline of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Layers of the Night

Timelapse video: The Milky Way, the southern sky, and clouds in motion above ocean waters as captured in a photo sequence from southern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




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




Southern Ocean Sky

Timelapse video: Sky in motion above the Southern Ocean.
by:
Alex Cherney




Fading Beauty

The Milky Way shines beyond the light dome of a nearby city.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Desert Dark Night

Bright planet Jupiter shines along the brightest region of the Milky Way; the galaxy's central bulge in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius.
by:
Stefan Seip




From the Past

Above the lights of a nearby town the Milky Way faintly appears in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Zodiacal Light and the Very Large Telescope

The 360-degree panorama displays the starry sky of Chile and the Milky Way above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Serge Brunier




Life in the Galaxy

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above palm trees in Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




On the Shores of Paradise

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above the shores of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of San Pedro Martir

Our galactic home, the Milky Way, is photographed above Sierra de San Pedro Martir, a mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Mexico National Observatory

The arc of the Milky Way above San Pedro Mártir observatory in Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way over Mexico

The arc of the Milky Way is photographed above Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, a mountain range in the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Clouds and Stars

In this dramatic view from La Palma the moon is captured moments before it sets and the Milky Way appears through passing clouds.
by:
Christoph Malin




Rich Sky

The Milky Way from constellation Cygnus to Cassiopeia is photographed above an old church in Vada, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Not so Close Neighbors

Deeper than usual TWAN images, this view from Paranal Observatory in Chile frames two of our galactic neighbors: the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Lonely Chapel

In a starry summer night of northern Iran near the border of Armenia, the lonely monastery of Dzordzor is photographed under the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Land of Anasazi

The Milky Way appears in the starry sky of the World Heritage site of Mesa Verde National Park in New Mexico.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Night of Mesa Arch

The Milky Way appears above the Canyonlands National Park in Utah, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Southern View

Prominent stars of the Southern Cross and the bright pair of Alpha and Beta Centauri appear against the Milky Way over a palm tree in Brazil.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Delicate Milky Way

The star-laden plane of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears in the dark sky over the Arches National Park, Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Three Roads to Galactic Paradise

The arch of the Milky Way from Cassiopeia to Scorpius is images above the Arches National Park in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Ocean Sky

The Milky Way and thin crescent Moon are photographed over the Southern Ocean coast in Victoria, southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Night Sky above the Parkes Radio Telescope

The Milky Way and the setting moon appear in a panoramic image from Parkes Radio Telescope dish in New South Wales, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Anatolia Milky Way

The arc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, rises over Karapinar volcanic field in central Anatolia, Turkey.
by:
Gernot Meiser




Tropical Milky Way

The central bulge of the Milky Way appears above coconut palms at the shores of Ilha Grande, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beauty Exists Above the Lights

A starry night from Mount Kilimanjaro. The Milky Way and the Small Magellanic Cloud appears over lights of a nearby town.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




Milky Way and Volcanic Peak

From the dark and transparent sky of 2400-meter peak on the highest point of La Palma, Canary Islands, the central bulge of the Milky Way is photographed.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Lights and Stars in Northern India

A sequence of photos has captured startrails and the Milky Way in northern India in a composite image.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Monument Valley Galactic Arc

The arc of the Milky Way is photographed above the Monument Valley, a well-known site in the border of Arizona and Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Quick Visit to Lake Tekapo at Night

Allow this virtual reality flash animation loads and then find your self under starry sky at the shore of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Galactic Night

In a dark starry night of Sinai peninsula in Egypt, TWAN photographer and his partner enjoy the summer view of the Milky Way.
by:
Stefan Seip




Southern Tip of Sweden

The band of the Milky Way is seen above the southern coast of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




La Palma Lights and Stars

The Milky Way arching over lights of small towns in La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Observing Invisible

The first lights of dawn merge in to starry sky over the radio telescopes of ALMA array on Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lovejoy and Galaxies

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




Milky Moon

From the transparent sky of the highest point on La Palma, the central bulge of the Milky Way and the setting Moon appear over the Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Christoph Malin




Little Planet Lovejoy

This view of a little planet embraced by stars is actually planet Earth under the southern sky. Comet Lovejoy also appears along the Milky Way.
by:
Alex Cherney




Winter Stars over Owachomo Bridge

The winter Milky Way, Sirius, and constellation Orion, all captured in this starry image of the Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The First Dark Sky Park

The dramatic starry view has captured the Milky Way rising over Owachomo Natural Rock Bridge in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sky Above the Lights

This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
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




Starry Sky of Andes

The southern Milky Way fades in the morning twilight over ice fields at altitude of 5000 meters of Andes, Chile.
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




Sequoia Galaxy

In a clear summer evening the disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stands above the Sequoia National Park in California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Eastern Sierra Starry Night

Bright planet Jupiter shines in the foreground of the Milky Way galaxy in a starry night of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Lake Tekapo Milky Way

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light appear above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
Alex Cherney




Mysterious Satellite Identified

A mysterious object crosses the sky during several frames of this timelapse sequence, made from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Colorful Trails of Hortobagy

A sequence of images has captured startrails and the Milky Way above the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Pathfinder

The Milky Way poses in the background of APEX radio telescope located at 5100 meters in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Katyusha Telescopes

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears over the High Altitude Gamma Ray Telescope Array in Hanle, Indian Himalayas.
by:
Ajay Talwar




Zodiacal Light and the False Dawn

Time-lapse video the zodiacal light rises over Himalayas in Ladakh region, northern India.
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




Cosmic Explorers

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed in this single-exposure image from Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Flowers of Andes

Like flowers soaking up sunlight, telescope dishes seem to turn their faces toward the starry sky in this image of ALMA observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night With Sabrina

Bright planet Jupiter shines in the foreground of the Milky Way galaxy.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Cappadocia Eclipse

The totally eclipse moon shines as a red disc against the vast ocean of the Milky Way as photographed above Cappadocia, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Great Carina Nebula

This heavenly red lotus is the Great Carina Nebula rising above 5,778 m Chiliques volcano in the Chilean Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road to the Future of Astronomy

In the absolute darkness of Atacama Desert the Milky Way in the southern constellation Carina is photographed above the road to Cerro Aramzones.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rural Milky Way

Starry sky and dreaming view of the Milky Way is still preserved in the countrysides far from the large cities.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




ALMA

This view from the Chajnantor plateau in Chile, at altitude of 5000 meters, shows the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




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




Zion Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy of 100 billion stars, stands above the Zion National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Andromeda Galaxy and Bryce Canyon

The Milky Way in the constellations Cassiopeia and Cepheus shines above Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Walk Away from the City

This panoramic view has captured the rising planet Jupiter and parts of the summer Milky Way over the south (right) and the northeast (left).
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Across the Dal River

A clear night at the shores of Dal River, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Milky Way Bridge

A dark starry night near Gysinge, Sweden. The Milky Way is photographed above this 100-year old railway bridge over Dal River.
by:
P-M Heden




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




Comet and Ocean Planet

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




Quiet Lagoon

Can a picture of the sky be relaxing? A candidate for such a picture might be this image taken from Cape Schank, Victoria, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




The Planet and the Radio Dish

A creative "Little Planet" projection of an all-sky panorama made from the Parkes Radio Telescope dish in New South Wales, Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge

Stunning view of the Milky Way is captured in this ideal dark night at the coastline of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, southeastern Australia.
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




Three Galaxies and Elephant Rock

The Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds are photographed in a dark starry night of this rocky coastline of southeastern Australia.
by:
Alex Cherney




Where We Come From

This starry night at the shores of Dal River in Sweden was an opportunity for TWAN photographer to give some lessons about the sky to his 8-year old son.
by:
P-M Heden




Night Panorama of La Palma

This 300-degree panorama from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands, shows the sky delights above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Heavens above the Ale`s Stones

The band of the Milky Way is seen above the mysterious Ale`s Stones at the southern coast of Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Starry River

This northern hemisphere summer view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, extends from Scorpius at the horizon to stars of the Summer Triangle.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Galatic View of Jackson Glacier

The Milky Way is photographed above the Jackson Glacier in the World Heritage Site of Glacier National Park in Montana.
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




Paint the Sky with Stars

Stars appear above cosmic exploring telescopes in this colorful evening view from La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Universe

Below this stunning view of the Milky Way is the Atlantic Ocean and the William Herschel Telescope located on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

At the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River is embraced by night. The summer Milky Way shines in the starry sky of this World Heritage Site.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Moonlit Night of an Ancient Theater

In this clear August evening the moon shines over Sagalassos, an ancient Pisidian city in southern Turkey about 100km north of Antalya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Landscape Deep Sky Photography

This single-exposure image has captured star cluster NGC 6231 and the Prawn Nebula in Scorpius.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Cosmic Explorer

In a starry night of La Palma, Canary Islands, the 4.2m mirror of William Herschel Telescope is collecting starlight to explore the deep cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Hortobagy Starry Sky Park

Stunning view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is captured above the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Village Night

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, shines in the starry sky of Alamut, a beautiful valley with many small villages in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Zodiacal Light above France

The sky above this lonely tree in southern France displays the northern hemisphere winter Milky Way above the cone-shape glow of the zodiacal light.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Summer Nights of Scandinavia

Turn on your speakers to hear the nature sounds at night recorded by the photographer during 6 weeks of imaging during the Sweden summer nights.
by:
P-M Heden




Two Hemispheres in Virtual Reality

Let this unique animation loads and you will find your self in a starry night of Canary Islands attached to a similar starry view from Chile.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Dolomites Summer Night

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




Night at the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Hawaii as seen from the north rim looking south On the west side of the island, Waimea town is located at the mouth of the
by:
Wally Pacholka




Waterton Lakes at Night

A starry night in the Waterton Lakes National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Bali Hai Milky Way

This wide-angle view from scenic Tunnels beach has captured the stunning Milky Way as seen over Bali Hai, a point on the Kauai coast made famous by the movie South Pacific.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Hiking Na Pali Coast Trail at Night

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines in this stunning starry night of Kauai, one of the main Hawaiian Islands.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sleeping Beauty

A starry night above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Open to the Sky

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




Summer Night in the Forest

This fisheye image from the forest on Bakony mountains in Hungary has captured an all-sky view in an August night.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Proposal Under the Stars

under the stunning view of the summer Milky Way a skygazer couple finds a romantic moment in a starry starry night.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way Partners

In a starry night of Sinai peninsula in Egypt, TWAN photographer and his partner enjoy the summer view of the Milky Way, not far from the seaside town of Dahab.
by:
Stefan Seip




Starry Sky above Balaton Uplands

This panoramic view across the farm fields of Veszprem county, Hungary, has captured the arch of the Milky Way above three volcano in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




A Starry Night of Sinai

In a dark starry night of Sinai peninsula in Egypt, TWAN photographer and his partner enjoy the summer view of the Milky Way.
by:
Stefan Seip




The Sky is My Challenge

The summer Milky Way shine above a skygazer who is enjoying a night of challenges and adventures through a small telescope.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Our Home Galaxy

This stunning view of the Milky Way is captured from the top of La palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Nik Szymanek




A Spaceman Came Travelling

Against the spectacular view of the Milky Way, the band of our mother galaxy, home to billions of stars, a skygazer is pointing a green laser pointer toward the sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Boats

The moonlight illuminates a port of sailing boats in Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




From the Earth to the Sky

The summer Milky Way appears above a Calvary near Veszprem, Hungary. The remaining lights of the evening twilight paint the sky in blue.
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




Teide Observatory

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above Teide Observatory of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




The Summer Triangle Over Catalonia

Stars of a summer night in northern hemisphere are captured above Catalonia, Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




A Tale of Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Astrophotographer

Under a dark starry night of summer an amateur astronomer photograph the sky through a refractor telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Galaxy

A skygazer is exploring the Milky Way through a small telescope as the morning twilight begins to paints the sky in blue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The International Space Station

In the morning twilight of Alborz Mountains in Iran, the Milky Way is visible above southwest where the light of a nearby town brightens the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Trail above Iran

Stars and the moon trail during the lunar eclipse of 15 June 2011.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Moon and the Galaxy

On June 15, 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Above Alpine Fog

Time-lapse video: A clear starry night above Bavarian Alps as seen from a mountain top about 75 km south of Munich, Germany.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Eclipse in Motion

Time-lapse video: The very dark total lunar eclipse of 15 June 2011 was a spectacular sight.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Moon in the Milky Way

On June 15, 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Red Moon of Goreme

To photograph this exceptionally long lunar eclipse, TWAN photographer in Turkey drove 650 km eastward in a race with clouds to reach clear skies.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Darkness during a Total Lunar Eclipse

In the darkness of a total luner eclipse TWAN photographer made this silhouette self-portrait under the arc of the Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Deep Sky View of a Lunar Eclipse

On 15 June 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Galactic Eclipse

On 15 June 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Deep Lunar Eclipse of June 2011

On 15 June 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Beauty of Neuschwanstein

The morning twilight paints the sky in blue and begins to fade away the Milky Way in a panoramic view from this world-famous Castle in southern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Darkest Sky in Two Hemispheres

These two images are unique efforts by two TWAN photographers to display an ideal naturally dark skies from both hemispheres.
by:
Tunc Tezel & Stephane Guisard




Against the Lights

The southern Milky Way is pictured over Hanga Roa, the main town in the Easter Island, Pacific Ocean.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sleeping under Summer Sky

A flock of sheep rests under starry sky of Alborz Mountains as seen from 3400-meter high Dizin peak.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Contact

The Milky Way in the constellation Cygnus and bright star Vega in Lyra are photographed above the Lake of Bakonybel in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way above the Eagle

Rarly morning view of the rising Milky Way above mountain fortress of Alamut in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Aurora Dance

The northern lights (aurora borealis) appear in the sky above suburbs of Yellowknife in northern Canada.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




Galactic Flight

Skygazers are looking at the International Space Station as it crosses the sky, some 400 km above the Earth.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic View from Canary Islands

The band of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is photographed above mountains of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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




Dark Sky above La Palma

In an ideal dark night the faint glow of Zodiacal Light is a complete band across the sky along with the Gegenschein (counter glow), as seen in this all-sky view from Canary Islands.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Messier Marathon

Amateur astronomers in action! Skygazers are gathered under dark starry sky to attend a Messier Marathon; an annual observing competition.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Alps

In a starry night of Alps the Milky Way shows its magnificent beauty above snow-covered mountains in the state of Tyrol, western Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




A Postcard from Brazil

Stunning view of the Milky Way appears above coconut palms at the shores of Ilha Grande, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal

This 360-degree panorama displays the starry sky of Chile and the Milky Way above Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Serge Brunier




Lake Atitlan at Night

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




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




Lake Dream

Winter stars and the Milky Way set to the western horizon of Lake Bakonybel in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




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




Sky Above Mahneshan

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, rises above the horizon of Mahneshan in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




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




In the Land of Moais

Standing against the southern Milky Way are large statues in the Easter Island, locally called Moais, remained from 13th to 15th century.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Heavenly Bridge above Easter Island

This scene definitely inspired ancient residents of this isolated Pacific Ocean island as it amazes us today.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




Starry Night of Ovahe Beach

Starry southern sky decorates this night-time view of Ovahe Beach in the Easter Island.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Milky Way Over Tenerife

The Milky Way bridges across the sky above Teide National Park, Canary Islands.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Space Station and Discovery Shuttle

The space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station pass across the sky above Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way above Easter Island

This dramatic scene definitely inspired ancient residents of the Easter Island as it amaze us today.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way above Tassili

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stands above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Beauty of South

The Milky Way and southern stars are photographed in the dark starry night of Mangaia; a 10 km wide island in the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




The Silence of Sevan

Constellation Cygnus, the Swan, and the Milky Way is photographed above the monastery of Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions of Stars, Billions of Dust

This starry scene from Turkey displays the Milky Way over the southeastern horizon and the zodiacal light over the southwestern horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Winter Sky above Turkey

The winter Milky Way (as seen in the northern hemisphere) is photographed above a dam in Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Star Fire

The Milky Way and constellation Sagittarius shine above the Turret Arch in the Arches National Park of Utah, USA.
by:
LeRoy Zimmerman




Alamut at Night

In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




TWAN Visits Iran National Observatory

This panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash, the site for Iran National Observatory, in Zagros mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Observing From the Peak

Observing the night sky from the selected site of Iran National Observatory in Zagros Mountains.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Ruin

Winter stars and the Milky Way are photographed in desert starry sky near Damghan, a historic city of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Castle of Assassins

The Milky Way extends across the sky above mountain fortress of Alamut in this all-sky view from Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above Wonderland of Rocks

In the morning twilight constellation Scorpius, the Milky Way, and dazzling Venus rise above the "Wonderland of Rocks" in the southern California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way From the Top of Taiwan

Constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius and the brightest region of the Milky Way toward the galaxy's central bulge rise above the highest peak in Taiwan.
by:
P.K. Chen




Winter Hexagon and Hale Telescope

The Milky way and bright stars of Winter Hexagon (including Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky) are photographed above Palomar Observatory in California.
by:
P.K. Chen




Dark Arch

The Summer Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above Arches National Park in Utah.
by:
LeRoy Zimmerman




Stars of Maya

The Milky Way and bright stars of Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, and Gemini shine above a tomb of a Mayan king in Tikal, Guatemala.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Starry Night of Guatemala

Constellation Orion and Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, shine along the Milky Way in this moonlit night of Tikal, Guatemala.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Galactic Explorers

Amateur astronomers in Iran during the annual Messier Marathon observing competition.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Milky Way and Caravansary

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius is captured above a caravansary in Izadkhast, an ancient city in southern Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




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




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




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light above Libyan Desert

An all-sky image from a flat desert in northern Libya. The Milky Way from Cygnus to Orion and Gemini rivals with the Zodiacal Light in the west.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky above a perfectly flat horizon

The Milky Way in the winter constellations rivals with the Zodiacal Light on the right, as seen above a perfectly flat desert in Libya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Aurora, Milky Way, and Nacreous Clouds

In a winter night of Sweden, colorful aurora appears in the sky near the band of the Milky Way while rare Nacreous Clouds pass across the sky.
by:
P-M Heden




TWAN Band

A group of TWAN photographers with an army of photo equipment enjoy the starry sky of Semnan Desert, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way above Mount Man

Dazzling planet Jupiter and bright central bulge of Summer Milky Way in the constellation Scorpius and Sagittarius shine above Mount Man or the Face.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Qeshm Island

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle as seen from a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Starry Winter Landscape

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




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




Back to the History

Our galactic dwarf neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud, stands above Easter Island. The galaxy is some 160,000 light years away.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way in a Moonlit Night

At high altitudes the night sky is transparent enough to see the Milky Way in a moonlit night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Skylights Over Libya

The zodiacal light and the Milky Way made the V form above the western horizon, as photographed from deserts of Libya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Family Stargazing

A family of skywatchers enjoy the starry sky above Dal River in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Christmas Stars

In a starry night of early winter, the Milky Way in the constellation cassiopeia stands above an old coal shed in Catalonia, Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Zodiacal Light in Desert Sky

As the morning twilight approaches the elongated zodiacal light appears above Anarak desert in central Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The King Parade

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




VLT in 360-degree Panoramic Video

Time-lapde video: The Very Large Telescope (VLT) explores the cosmos in a dark starry night of Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Sky in Motion above the Very Large Telescope

Time-lapde video: A dark starry night begins in Chile as seen above Cerro Paranal observatory and the Very Large Telescope (VLT) array.
by:
Stephane Guisard




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




Heavenly Branches

The band of the summer Milky Way in the northern hemisphere as seen in the natural starry sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Ocean Stars

In a starry night of a remote island of Mangaia in the southern hemisphere, the band of the Milky Way stands above the Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Tassili Milky Way

Bright planet Jupiter, starry sky and the band of Milky Way as seen in dark night of African Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Evening of Libya

With the crescent Moon near the western horizon over the fainting glow of the dusk, the band of the Milky Way stands above desert landscape of Libya.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




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




Sky Beauty and Increasing Lights

Starry sky above the Uluru Rock; a World Heritage Site in Northern Territory of Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Uluru Moonset

With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky above Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




In the Silent of Night

Home to billions of stars, our galactic island, the Milky Way, shines above a woman, meditating in the silent of night.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Rivers of Water and Stars

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle stand above Dal River in Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




St. Helens Night Panorama

Starry sky and the Milky Way appears above the summit of Mount St. Helens, as seen from a viewing point to the mountain.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mount Gargash Night Panorama

This 360-degree panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash in Zagros mountains of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




A Galactic View of Ayers Rock

With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky above Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Sky above Uluru

With the first quarter Moon setting in the west, the Milky Way appears more prominently in the starry sky above Uluru or the Ayers Rock in Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Galactic Bulge above Kilimanjaro

From dark and transparent locations such as high altitude slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa the Milky Way appears stunningly beautiful.
by:
Kwon O Chul




All Sky from Both Hemispheres

The two all-sky views compared how the sky looks in a winter night of Turkey in northern hemisphere and in a winter night of New Zealand in the south.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Antipodes Milky Way

A starry night in Antalya province of Turkey is combined with a similar view of the Milky Way made from the island of Mangaia in the southern hemisphere.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sahara under Moonlight

Starry sky and the Milky Way above a stark moonlit landscape in Tassili National Park, in the heart of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Galaxy above Our Ancient Ancestors

The Milky Way as seen from Hoggar Mountains area in central African Sahara, southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at Sunflowers

The summer Milky Way (as seen from the northern hemisphere) stretches from horizon to horizon in this all-sky view from a sunflower field in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Milky Way above Hungary

The Milky Way appears above the Trout Lake in the Bakony mountains of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Darkest Sky 360-degree Panorama

Dark starry sky is an essential beauty of our natural environment. This 360-degree panorama displays perhaps the darkest sky possible.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Darkest Sky in Virtual Reality

Dark starry sky is an essential beauty of our natural environment. This virtual reality video places you under the darkest sky possible.
by:
Stephane Guisard




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




Moonlit Night of a Volcano

Time-lapse video: A complete night of Chilean Andes above Araucaria trees and Lonquimay Volcano in the background.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Comet Over Cottonwood

Comet Hartley 2 is photographed in starry sky of Kansas on the night of it's closest approach to the Earth.
by:
Doug Zubenel




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




Sky Friendly Village

The Milky Way shines above a church in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




Waves in the Sky

What is the wave-like structure besides the Milky Way in this view from northern Chile? It is similar to airglow but in a wave-like structure.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Unusual Streaks

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




The Very Large Telescope in Virtual Reality

This all sky view made in virtual reality video displays a dark starry night of Chile as seen above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Stephane Guisard




360-degree View of The Very Large Telescope

This 360-degree panorama displays the starry sky of Chile and stunning view of the Milky Way arching above Cerro Paranal observatory.
by:
Stephane Guisard




The Rose of Night Sky

An emission nebula known as the Rosette in constellation of Monoceros is photographed besides a large dark nebula in the band of the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Motion above Kilimanjaro

Time-lapse video: sky in motion above Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa during a complete night of July.
by:
Kwon O Chul




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




Siding Spring Milky Way

The band of the Milky Way is photographed in the starry sky above Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Starry Sky of Switched Off Village

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle stands above a church in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Starry Sky above Siding Spring

The band of the Milky Way is photographed in the starry sky above Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Winter Night of Southern New Zealand

The Milky Way is photographed above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
P.K. Chen




Our Cosmic Neighbors

The Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds are photographed from the shore of Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
P.K. Chen




Captain Cook Sky

The Milky Way and its bright central bulge shines above palm trees at the shore of the Pacific Ocean in a clear winter night of the Cook Islands.
by:
P.K. Chen




Sky Gazing from Lake Tekapo

The Milky Way is photographed above Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
P.K. Chen




Milky Way and Two Satellites

The spectacular southern hemisphere view of the Milky Way is photographed from the shores of Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand.
by:
P.K. Chen




Emerald Beauty

The summer arrives in Mount Lassen National Park in California but a lot snow still remains in this high altitude forest.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Pegasus and Andromeda in the Crater Lake

In a dark starry night of Crater Lake in Oregon, stars of constellations Andromeda and Pegasus are reflected in the calm waters of the lake.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Walking Under Milky Way

The Milky Way, our home galaxy of 200 billion stars, is one of the most beautiful natural sights in nature.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagittarius above the Sahara

The central bulge of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius, stands above bizarre rock formations in African Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way above Faro

The Milky Way and the Summer Triangle stands above rocks of Faro Island in the Baltic Sea. The Swedish island is known with its strange-looking rocks.
by:
P-M Heden




My Galactic Home

The patchy light from the disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, shines above Dal River in Sweden
by:
P-M Heden




Galaxy Reflection

The summer Milky Way (as seen in the northern hemisphere) shines above Mount Lassen National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Easter Island Milky Way

Stunning view of Milky Way as seen from the Easter Island in the south Pacific Ocean.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Creek Milky Way

The summer Milky Way above Lassen Hat Creek in the the Mount Lassen National Park, California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




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




The Bands of Zodiac and Milky Way

This all sky image is made in early morning from a remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




New Zealand All Sky View

A starry night of New Zealand. From a dark site at Tongariro National Park in northern New Zealand the Milky Way bridges across the southern sky.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of New Zealand

From a dark site near Lake Taupo in New Zealand the southern Milky Way and the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds stands above the horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Jupiter and Milky Way

The summer view of the Milky Way in the northern hemisphere accompanies the dazzling light of bright planet Jupiter.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Desert Night

Band of the summer Milky Way (in northern hemisphere) stretch above light dome of Kashan in central Iran, as seen from a remote desert some 50 km away.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Galaxy Gazer

Using a pair of binoculars an amateur astronomer gazes at deep sky gems toward the Milky Way central bulge.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




River of Heaven

From dark and transparent locations such as high altitude slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa the Milky Way appears stunningly beautiful in the starry sky, while there is no sign of it in urban skies.
by:
Kwon O Chul




A Summer Night of Siberia

The Milky Way hang over Siberian landscape near Novosibirsk.
by:
Aleksandr Yuferev




Galactic Paradise

This heavenly view of the southern Milky Way arching in the sky is photographed from a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Island Universe

An all-sky view above a tropical remote island in the southern Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Heavenly View above the Pacific Ocean

This heavenly view of the southern Milky Way arching in the sky is photographed from a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Milky Way Creek

The northern hemisphere summer view of the Milky Way as seen from a creek in the Sequoia National park of California, United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Sky above a Ruined Monastery

The band of Milky Way in the constellation Cygnus is photographed from inside the ruins of Maria Magdalen monastery in Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Windmill Galaxy

Spectacular beauty of the Milky Way is photographed above an old windmill in the island of Fårö, Baltic Sea, off Sweden's southeastern coast.
by:
P-M Heden




Awed by the Sky

This skywatcher rock of Faro Island in the Baltic Sea seems to be deeply awed by the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




Milky Way Onlooker

The summer Milky Way as photographed in the starry sky of Fårö, an island in the Baltic Sea, off Sweden's southeastern coast.
by:
P-M Heden




Old Time Sky

The band the Milky Way is arched above ruins of an old caravansary in Fars province of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteor and Swan

During the peak hours of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower a bright meteor streaks the sky near the Milky way in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky Above St. Helens

The Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius appears above the summit of Mount St. Helens in the northwestern United States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sky Photographers in Tenerife

Amateur astronomers enjoy astrophotography under starry sky of Teide Observatory, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
by:
Stefan Seip




African Galaxy

From dark locations such as high altitude slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa the Milky Way appears stunningly beautiful in the starry sky.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Deep in the Galaxy

The brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is toward the center of the galaxy, some 27000 light years away.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light and Perseid Meteors

Under dark starry skies the Zodiacal Light appears brighter than the Milky Way Milky in this mid-August morning view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor and Milky Way

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




The Site for Future Giant Telescope

In 2018 on this very location in Chile the 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope will receive its first light as the world's largest telescope.
by:
Serge Brunier




Galactic View of Mount Shasta

The most prominent region of the Milky Way in constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius rise above Mount Shasta (4322 m) in the northern California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Dream Night of Northern California

Stunning view of the Milky Way above Mount Lassen in the Northern California is captured in this panoramic image from Manzanita Lake.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Sky above Crater Lake

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, arcs above above the Crater Lake in Oregon, Unites States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Crater Lake Milky Way

The Summer Milky Way in the northern hemisphere rises above the Crater Lake in Oregon, Unites States.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Starry Sky of Cook Islands

The Milky Way, bright stars of Alpha and Beta Centauri, and the Southern Cross are photographed above palm trees in Mangaia; a small island of the Pacific.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Palm Trees and Milky Way

The Milky Way and its bright central bulge in constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above palm trees in Mangaia; a small island of the Pacific.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Galactic Arch above Hume Lake

In a clear summer night of the Sequoia National Park in California, the rising band of the summer Milky Way appears as a spectacular arch above the Hume Lake.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Galaxy above Mount Hood

The band of the Milky Way and bright star Altair in the constellation Aquila rises above Mount Hood in the state of Oregon, northwestern US.
by:
Wally Pacholka




New Zealand Milky Way

The spectacular southern hemisphere view of the Milky Way is photographed above a Church at the shore of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand.
by:
P.K. Chen




Sky in Motion Video Clip

Time-lapse video: Turn on your speakers and get ready for this short clip of sky motion videos accompanied with ambient nature sounds.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




The Extremely Large Telescope Will be Here

In 2018 on this very location in Chile the 42-meter European Extremely Large Telescope will receive its first light as the world's largest telescope.
by:
Serge Brunier




Forest Night

Watching stars of constellation Cygnus, the Swan, and the Milky Way from a forest in Limousin region of France, about are 50 km west of Limoges.
by:
Serge Brunier




Pinnacles and Southern Stars

The Milky Way in the southern sky spans above the Pinnacles natural structures in Nambung National Park of Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Airglow and Milky Way above Chilean Andes

Time-lapse video: Watching the Sky from very high altitude locations is an amazing experience as seen here from Chilean Andes.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Tenerife Milky Way

In this night-time view of Tenerife in the Canary Islands a red tajinaste is photographed under a spectacular scene of the Milky Way.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Milky Way above Toros Mountains

As the morning crescent Moon rises with Jupiter above the lights of Dalaman in southern Turkey, the band of Milky Way shines over Toros Mountains.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of Patagonia

Time-lapse video: As the night begins in Patagonia Orion and the Milky Way traverse sky above the World Heritage Torres del Paine national park.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way Explorer

Time-lapse video: The Milky Way in the constellations Sagittarius and Scutum rise above an operating telescope of Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Turbine Milky Way

A wind turbine in the Brittany of France is photographed against the summer Milky Way in the constellation Cygnus.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Galaxy Stream

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way hang over in the starry sky of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran. Alamut means Eagle's Nest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Alamut

A meteor's streak and the arc of the Milky Way hang over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Palomar

The summer Milky Way in the northern hemisphere, from constellations Scorpius to Cygnus appears above Palomar Observatory in the Southern California.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Tenerife Sky Watchers

Two skygazers observe the clear sky over Masca gorge in the northwest corner of the island of Tenerife.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Closest Place to the Stars

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Starry Night of Latitude Zero

The southern Milky Way is arched above Cotopaxi in Ecuador; one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Night of Parinacota

Time-lapse video: Parinacota, a majestic volcano in northern Chile (6332 m), is seen here in a complete night under the starry sky.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Starry Night of Chilean Altiplano

Time-lapse video: Viewing the Sky from very high altitude locations is an amazing experience. Two Chilean volcanoes are seen under the Milky Way.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Low Tide Milky Way

The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter appear above the coast of Brittany during a low tide evening.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Summer Sky from Mysterious Ruins

An all-sky view from the mysterious ruins of Languidou Chapel in Brittany of France. The summer Milky Way arched in the sky from horizon to horizon.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way from Mediterranean Beach

The Brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shines above sand dunes in the Mediterranean coast of Rhodes.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Sky above Tired Sycamore

In this early morning all-sky view Lake Uluabat in Turkey, The Milky Way reaches the zenith where the three bright stars of the Summer Triangle are visible.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Sky of Alamut

Meet with the Prince of Persia under starry night of Alamut castle in Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Night of British Columbia

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle shine in the starry sky of Kootenay region in British Columbia, Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Heavenly Bridge over Wilderness of Australia

The arch of the Milky Way spans above the Pinnacles natural structures in Nambung National Park of Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




A night above Chilean Altiplano

Time-lapse video: From stunning view of the Milky Way to appearance of the zodiacal light, as seen from Chilean Altiplano at 5000 meters high.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Colorful Display of Lights and Stars

The Milky Way shines above a sea of clouds covering nearby towns and villages in Geumsan County of the South Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Summer Triangle above a Sea of Clouds

The Milky Way and bright stars of the Summer Triangle shine above a sea of clouds covering nearby towns and villages in Geumsan County of Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Our Cosmic Home

Home to billions of stars, our galactic island, the Milky Way, shines above a young couple of sky watchers.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Sahara Night

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stands above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Iguacu Falls at Night

Starry sky above the spectacular Iguaçu Falls and national park at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night in Paradise

The arc of the southern Milky Way shines brightly over the rainforest near the spectacular Iguaçu Falls at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
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




Sky above Paul Gauguin

The Milky Way shines above Aven river and the lights of Pont-Aven, where the world famous Paul Gauguin lived and painted for some years.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Sky Diffuser

Compare these three Milky Way photos, all taken with the same setting but the photographer had used diffuser filters for two of the pictures.
by:
Laurent Laveder




The Mother Galaxy

The Milky Way, our mother galaxy and home to 200 billion stars, is seen from the Earth sky as a band of light circling the entire sky.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way vs. Zodiacal Light

This skyview above southern France displays the winter Milky Way, arching across horizons. The cone-shape glow on the center is the Zodiacal Light.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light above Mediterranean

A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




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




Flash Meteor in the Milky Way

A bright flashing meteor is captured in this minute-long exposure using a tracking drive.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




All Sky View in Virtual Reality

Allow few moment for this virtual reality to load. Move around and feel how it looks being under starry sky of Brittany's coastline.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way Steaming Volcano

Viewing the Sky from very high altitude locations is an amazing experience. Two Chilean volcanoes are photographed here under the Milky Way.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Starry Sky above SALT

The dome of the South African Large Telescope (SALT) appears silhouetted by the Milky Way and the center of our galaxy, rising in the east.
by:
John Goldsmith




Milky Way Against Increasing Lights

The plane of Milky Way, our home galaxy, is arched above Korean National Observatory on Mount Sobaeksan, South Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Milky Rise

The band of Milky Way rises above Haraz valley in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Winter Milky Way over Death Valley

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




Cottage Milky Way

Home to billions of stars, the Milky Way, shines above a cottage near Chuya River in the short darkness of a Siberian summer night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From Orion to Canopus

Bright star Procyon is visible on the top left and prominent constellation Orion is at upper right.
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




Rising Scorpius and Approaching Storm

A starry seascape in Antalya province of Turkey. Constellation Scorpius rises on the left and the Summer Milky Way appears through the passing clouds.
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




Alborz Starry Winter

In a clear winter night the rising Moon illuminates Alborz Mountains while the winter constellations and the arc of Milky Way approach the western horizon.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Star Party under Billions of Stars

The disc of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is captured above sky observers during a star party in the northeastern United States.
by:
Dennis di Cicco




Sky Watcher and Milky Way

A sky-watcher is captured against the band of Milky Way.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




Milky Way from Toros Mountains

The brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the starry sky of Toros Mountains, near Kas in southern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Enjoying Ocean Sky

Far from any source of light, the sky is amazingly dark in a clear night on the deck of an ocean-crossing ship.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Galaxy, and Space Station

The Moon illuminates the landscape as the Milky Way rises above the Alborz mountains and the Space Station crosses the sky.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




All-Sky in Virtual Reality

See the Milky Way and zodiacal light in a virtual reality view of the all sky from southern France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Under Brittany Sky

When this virtual reality video loads you can “feel” how it looks being under starry sky in the Atlantic coast of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Iran Desert Milky Way

Summer Milky Way as photographed from an incredibly dark site in central desert of Iran.
by:
Amir H. Abolfath




VLBA Stars

A starry night of Mauna Kea, one of the best known observing sites on the planet located at the top of Hawaii.
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




Galactic View

The central part of the Milky Way with summer constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine above Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sweden Dark Sky

The Milky Way and planet Jupiter appear above a local house in Sweden highest public road (975m) at Flatruet Crossing in central western part of the country.
by:
P-M Heden




Newfoundland Milky Way

The Milky Way shines above the shores of Cape Spear, the eastern most point of the North America in the Newfoundland province of Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Winter Panorama

A crystal clear winter night above mountains near Kas in southwestern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Light Galaxy

The Summer view of the Milky Way is photographed from the northern hemisphere in Turkey. The bright "star" is at upper right is planet Jupiter.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Snowland Sky

The sky gets suddenly clear in this January evening, after a snowstorm in Alborz Mountains some kilometers north of Tehran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky of Our African Ancestors

The Milky Way as seen from Hoggar Mountains area in central African Sahara, southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Motion above Martian Desert

Time-lapse video: Day and night pass above Martian landscape of the Atacama Desert, one of the darkest and driest places on the planet.
by:
Serge Brunier




24 Hours in Atacama

Time-lapse video: Night arrives in one of the darkest and driest locations of the planet in the heart of Atacama Desert of Chile.
by:
Serge Brunier




Meteors and Winter Milky Way

Two bright meteors of Geminid Meteor Shower are captured in the constellations Orion and Taurus above a winter landscape.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Monument Valley Falling Star

On the night of Geminid meteor shower in mid-December, TWAN photographer found starry skies after a snow storm in the Monument Valley in USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way of Yunnan

Milky Way and stars of Cassiopeia and Andromeda shine above a lake in the Yunnan province of China.
by:
P.K. Chen




Night Arrives in Easter Island

As night arrives in this isolated location in the Pacific Ocean, the Milky Way emerges above giant statues of the ancient Easter Island civilization.
by:
Stephane Guisard




The Large Magellanic above Easter Island

Its a bizarre experience to stand besides a giant Moais in a moonlit night of the Easter Island, isolated in the Pacific Ocean.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Autumn Night of Mazandaran

In a clear night of autumn the Milky Way and constellation Cygnus shine above Yush, a traditional village in Mazandaran of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Night of Buddha

In a dark starry night of Nagarkot in Nepal, the constellation Cassiopeia and autumn Milky Way rises above a Buddha statue.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Starry Self Portrait

In this unusual night-time self portrait the photographer enjoys the summer Milky Way as it shines over seaside stones of Lesconil in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Starry Sky of a Mediterranean Harbor

Planet Jupiter and the summer Milky Way are captured above lights of Knidos, a harbor in southwest Turkey and an ancient Karian city.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky of Ancients

Planet Jupiter joins this stunning view of the Milky Way central part above Aphrodisias, an ancient city named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Edge-on Milky Way

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are captured in this all-sky view from Sinekci Pass in Toros Mountains of southern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Sky above Iceberg

Time-lapse video: The Milky Way shines above a wandering iceberg near the shores of Cape Spear, the eastern most point of the North America.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Gotland Moonset

As the Moon sets in the waters of Baltic Sea, the summer Milky Way emerges in the sky of Gotland, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Northern Hemisphere Milky Way

Starry night of Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea.
by:
P-M Heden




Lying under the Galactic Arch

The Milky Way arches above Monfragüe National Park.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Monfrague Milky Way

The Milky Way is stretched above the castle of Monfrague in the province of Caceres, southwest of Spain.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Jupiter and Arch

The summer Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine above the Arch Rock in Nevada's Valley of Fire.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way from the End of the World

The Milky Way stuns a TWAN photographger who visited Assekrem Mountain in central African Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bizzare Sky View

The Milky Way emerges in the sky as darkness arrives over a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonset Milky Way

The Moon sets in Dal river of Sweden, remains a starry sky with the splendid view of the Milky Way.
by:
P-M Heden




Brittany from Horizon to Horizon

From winter stars to the Summer Milky Way, this panorama displays an autumn starry night of Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Moais at Dark

The Milky Way shines above the Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, best known for its large statutes, or locally called Moais.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Way over Pagoda

The Milky Way shines in the summer sky over a pagoda in this image taken from Huaying Mountain of China.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




Hawaii Starryscape

Northern hemisphere's autumn Milky Way from Cygnus to Perseus as seen from near Naalehu, the southernmost town in the Big Island of Hawaii.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Running to the Night

Time-lapse video: As evenign darkness arrives to the Alborz Mountains of Iran, the summer Milky Way appears in the starry sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Zodiacal Band

The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are captured in this all-sky view of a winter night from Toros Mountains in southern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




River and Milky Way

A shooting star (meteor) and the summer Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius as seen from Virgin River in Zion National Park in southern Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Milky Way and Giant Trees

In a clear mid-summer night the Milky Way in constellations Cygnus and Cassiopeia shine above the Hume Lake in Sequoia National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




A Night in Croatia

Time-lapse video: As the sun sets above this remarkable landscape in Croatia, the Milky Way rise above the sea.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Stargate

The Milky Way emerges in the sky as darkness arrives over a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lagoon Milky Way

Planet Jupiter and the central part of the Milky Way is photographed above Cejas Lagoon (a salt lake) in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Horizon to Horizon

This 360-degree panorama displays zodiacal light and the Milky Way in the early morning sky above a 17th century chapel in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Light from the Solar System Dust

In this starryscape image of the beginning of Autumn the cone shape zodiacal light and the Milky Way appear in early morning sky of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Zodiacal Light in Brittany

In this starryscape image of the beginning of Autumn the cone shape zodiacal light and the Milky Way appear in early morning sky of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Bryce Canyon Galactic Scene

The central part of the Milky Way with summer constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine above Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Family Stargazing

The Moon sets in the waters of Dal river in Sweden, remains a starry sky with the splendid view of Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter.
by:
P-M Heden




Stargazer

There is nothing like watching the fantastic view of the Milky Way in a dark starry sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night View of an Ancient Amphitheater

Planet Jupiter joins this stunning view of the Milky Way central part above Aphrodisias, an ancient city named after Aphrodite.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Equinox Fisheye View

The all-sky view in the night of vernal equinox (the beginning of Spring) from dark highlands in the western Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Earth and Milky Way

Our cosmic island, the Milky Way, a galaxy of over 100 billion stars, rise in the starry sky of Alamut Valley, Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Milky Way over Gallipoli

The summer Milky Way rise above the waters of Gallipoli Peninsula, between the Sea of Marmara and Aegean Sea in north west Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of Cyrus

The Milky Way and the majestic planet Jupiter shine above the tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Night in Astronomy Town

In a late summer under night starry sky of Iran's Fars province, the Milky Way and the Summer Triangle approach the western horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Reflections

The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter reflect on the calm water of a small lake, located in the village of Tengelic, Tolna county of Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Jupiter Over the Mediterranean

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




Summer Milky Way

Summer constellations in northern hemisphere sail in the river of Milky Way, as seen from the Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




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




Summer Vacation

The Milky Way shines in the east coast of Sweden, in an old fishing camp south of Grisslehamn in Stockholm County.
by:
P-M Heden




Egypt Desert Night

A camel rider rests besides his small caravan in a desert night near Cairo.
by:
P.K. Chen




Sky Motion above Waterton Lakes

Time-lapse video: stars and the summer Milky Way cross the sky in a moonlit night of Waterton Lakes National Park.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Milky Way and Mirror Lake

Time-lapse video: as the night arrives in France the Milky Way and planet Jupiter rise above a peaceful lake.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Assos All-Sky View

The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine in this all-sky view from the Athena Temple in Assos, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Zion Scorpion

The Milky Way and stars of the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion) rise above the Zion National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Utah Milky Way

The Milky Way, our home galaxy of 100 billion stars arches above the Zion National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Point at Jupiter

Under a crystal clear sky and the spectacular Milky Way, an amateur astronomer points at planet Jupiter using a green laser.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Light House Milky Way

As the light of dawn begins to appear in the coast of Brittany, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, shines above a light house in Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Late Spring Star Party

Time-lapse video: Stargazers with the Western Colorado Astronomy Club share their telescopic views of the night sky with locals.
by:
Thad VSoske




Alborz Winter Panorama

A panorama of a winter moonlit night at Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Hale-Bopp and Milky Way

Comet Hale-Bopp the most widely observed comet of the twentieth century, and one of the brightest seen for many decades.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Conjunction in the Zodiacal Light

In an early morning of late April 1998 bright planets Venus and Jupiter rise in the east while they are coupled in a rare conjunction.
by:
David Malin




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




Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Milky Way, our home cosmic island of over 100 billion stars, shine above the Devils Tower in Wyoming.
by:
Wally Pacholka




South Dakota Starry Night

Scorpius and Sagittarius and the Milky Way along with the dazzling Jupiter above the Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Seasons

The pair of startrail long-exposure photos compare the winter and summer sky as seen from Alamut Valley of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Comet, Milky Way, and Zodiacal Light

The Great Comet 1997, Hale-Bopp, was the most widely observed comet of the twentieth century.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Aristotle Nightscape

The Milky Way and planet Jupiter above the Athena Temple in Assos, a village in the Aegean seaside amid ancient ruins.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Milky Way and Zagros Flowers

Imperial flowers under the spectacular Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Mount Rushmore

This starry night sky sparkles above the Black Hills of South Dakota and the United States' Mount Rushmore National Park.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Sahara Wonderland

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




Zodiacal Light above Himalayan Hills

The Milky Way with the prominent winter constellations and the cone shape glow of the zodiacal light appear in the eastern horizon before the true dawn.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Balaton Summer Night

Stars of constellation Sagittarius and the Milky Way stand above boats on the shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Life and the Galaxy

The spectacular summer Milky Way is stretched above Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Downtown Milky Way

The Milky Way looks brightest in the direction of the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius, toward the galactic center.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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




Southern Sky in Virtual Reality - Labeled

This all sky view made in virtual reality video displays a dark starry night in Atacama Desert of Chile as it was viewed by the TWAN photographer.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Southern Sky in Virtual Reality

This all sky view made in virtual reality video displays a dark starry night in Atacama Desert of Chile as it was viewed by the TWAN photographer.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Southern 360-degree Panorama

The 360-degree panorama displays the southern sky as seen from near Cerro Paranal mountain in Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Milky Ways Fades in City Light

The summer Milky Way fades away in the lights of small town of Odemis in the Izmir province of Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of Iceberg Alley

The Milky Way shines above a wandering iceberg near the shores of Cape Spear, the eastern most point of the North America in the Newfoundland province of Canada.
by:
Yuichi Takasaka




Mauna Kea Laser Star

The band of Milky Way rises above Mauna Kea. Located at altitude of about 4200m over the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the best observing location of the planet.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Imperial Milky Way

Slopes of Zagros Mountains, near Khansar in central Iran, are covered by Crown Imperial flowers during few weeks in May.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky Panorama Over Lake Salda

The starry sky appeared shine above Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




All-sky View of a Lonely Tree

The all-sky view above a lonely tree in southwestern France demonstrates the northern hemisphere winter Milky Way, arching from one horizon to the other.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A World-leading Observatory

Mauna Kea's Winter Milky Way stretching from Alpha & Beta Centauri, the Southern Cross, Sirius, Orion, Gemini, and Auriga over the giant telescopes of this world-leading observatory.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The 100-inch on Mount Wilson

The 100-inch diameter Hooker reflecting telescope of Mount Wilson Observatory has explored the Cosmos since 1917
by:
P.K. Chen




Amazed by the Stars

The TWAN photographer is amazed by the splendid starry sky of Atlantic coastline in Brittany of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Heavenly Chapel in Virtual Reality

A virtual reality view of the summer sky and the band of Milky Way as seen from the Languidou Chapel historic ruins of Brittany, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A Starry Night in Brazil

The panoramic image tracing constellations in the southern sky shows off a beautiful vista toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Breath of Spring

As the spring proceeds in Japan, this group of skunk-cabbage bloom flowers under the splendid view of Milky Way.
by:
Shingo Takei




World of Telescopes

A starry night of Mauna Kea, one of the best known observing sites on the planet located at the top of Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Swan Flies in Sweden Sky

The Milky Way and constellation Cygnus, the Swan, appear above local houses in Flatruet Crossing in central western part of the country.
by:
P-M Heden




Mountain View

As the evening twilight fades to darkness, stars of Cassiopeia, Perseus, and Auriga appear above Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Rich Field

In a dark winter night, the Milky Way and prominent stars of Orion, Gemini, Canis Major and Minor, shine above Maranjab desert near the Great Salt Lake in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above Aegean Sea

Looking west from a rocky hill at the Aegean Seashore in Turkey, this early evening view shows the winter stars arcing above zodiacal light.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Beehives and Milky Way

The band of Milky Way rises above the rock of Alamut Castle and a cluster of beehives.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




The Pleasure of Spring

The blossoms and spring flowers bloom in the northern hemisphere as the Summer Milky Way returns to the night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




VLT and the Center of Milky Way

The central region of the Milky Way and planet Jupiter shine above the Very Large Telescope (VLT) array on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Astrophotogapher Self-portrait

The astrophotographer with his piggyback set up posed against the scenic view of the crescent Moon, the Milky Way, and planet Jupiter.
by:
Serge Brunier




Jupiter and Milky Way

The Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shines above the coast of Baltic Sea in southern Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Blossoms and Milky Way

Spring flowers bloom in the Alamut valley of Iran as seen in this view with the band Milky Way.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Perseid Meteor Shower

Meteors flash through morning skies of August 12 as a part of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Night Inside the Ruins

A virtual reality view of the summer sky and the band of Milky Way as seen from the Languidou Chapel historic ruins of Brittany.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Observing From Teide Observatory

Technician and astrophotographer of Teide Observatory Daniel Lopez observes the crystal-clear winter sky with a small telescope from Teide Observatory.
by:
Juan Carlos Casado




The Spirit of TWAN Photography

In a winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains, a TWAN photographer is imaging the starry sky above the highest volcano in the Middle East.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way: Winter vs. Summer

Compare the view of the Milky Way in the summer and winter sky of northern hemisphere.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Venus and Zodiacal Light

As the night darkness arrives in Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey, the cone shape glow of the zodiacal light appears in the western horizon.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Cottage Night

Stars of northern hemisphere winter nights rise above a lonely cottage near Dal River in Hedesunda, Sweden.
by:
P-M Heden




Above the Lights of London

Northern constellations, including the W-shape figure of Cassiopeia in the band of Milky Way, shine above the coastline Normandy in western France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Stars of a Chanting Tree

In a clear winter night the river of the Milky Way flows above a lonely tree in Alamut Valley of Iran.
by:
Oshin D. Zakarian




Galactic Rise

The band of the Milky Way and prominent stars of the Summer Triangle rise above desert sand dunes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Morning Light

In an early morning of southwestern Turkey as the clouds retreat, the summer Milky Way appear like a false dawn.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Starry Night of Swedish Mountains

An early January winter night in Swedish Mountains.
by:
P-M Heden




Lake View

The bright stars of winter nights and patchy light of the Milky Way, appear through the passing clouds above Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Alps Winter Night

A winter night over Matterhorn in the Alps.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Moonlight Volcano

A winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in northern Iran
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Milky Way

The splendid beauty of the Milky Way, as seen in a dark night of Maranjab sand desert in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion to Canopus

Gems of winter sky as photographed from the dark shores of Mediterranean Sea in Patara Beach, southern Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Sound of Cosmos

A starry night of Mauna Kea, one of the best known observing sites on the planet located at the top of Hawaii.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mauna Kea Milky Way Panorama

The panoramic view looks out from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, across a layer of clouds toward a starry night sky and the rising Milky Way.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Matterhorn Winter Night

The time-lapse video displays a winter night over Matterhorn in the Alps.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Heart of Solitary

The heart of the Milky Way shines behind a lonely tree in Western Australia.
by:
Shingo Takei




Celestial Pair and Zodiacal Light

Venus and Jupiter are in a dramatic conjunction in this view from above Cerro Paranal in Atacama Desert of Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Window to the Heaven

The band of Milky Way stretches across the sky of Mount Chiaksan National Park in Korea.
by:
Kwon O Chul




Gone with the Light

Compare the magnificent Milky Way view above Alborz mountain range in northern Iran with the grey star-free sky of metropolitan Tehran, only 65 km away.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Zodiacal Light

In an early morning sky of La Palma the zodiacal light stretches many degrees above the horizon and merged with the winter Milky Way.
by:
Serge Brunier




Black Canyon Scorpion

Jupiter and stars of Scorpius and Sagittarius shine over Black Canyon at the border of Arizona and Nevada.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Mediterranean Moonset

The setting crescent Moon, planet Jupiter, and the summer Milky Way shine above the southern coastline of Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Family Skygazing

TWAN photographer in Sweden enjoys watching the night sky with his children.
by:
P-M Heden




Grand Canyon Panorama

The Moonlight has illuminated The Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site in northern Arizona, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




ISS Meets the Planets

The International Space Station crosses the evening sky over the light dome of Lawrence, Kansas.
by:
Doug Zubenel




Atlantic Night

Bright planet Jupiter, the band of Milky Way, and summer constellations shine above a port in Brittany, at coastline of Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Milky Way above Sein Island

The starry sky of the Pointe du Raz; an extension of Brittany into the Atlantic Ocean at the western tip of France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




Magellanic Clouds from Atacama

The southern Milky Way and Large and Small Magellanic Clouds shines above a cactus in Atacama Desert.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Australian Starry Sky

In this fish eye view of the southern sky in Australia, the photographer used the point and trail method.
by:
Shingo Takei




Milky Way and Flocks of Clouds

A group of storm clouds pass above the Alborz Mountains, as the Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter gaze from east to west.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Altiplano Church

The Milky Way shines above Isluga village located in the Volcan Isluga National park on the Chilean Altiplano.
by:
Stephane Guisard




Arc Above the Arches

In this panoramic view the magnificent Milky Way arches over the spectacular Arches National Park in Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Canary Night

The sky begins to darken in a clear evening above La Palma in Canary Islands,
by:
Serge Brunier




A Look into Solitude

As the sun sets in Namib Desert the Moon and the southern Milky Way appear over the barren landscape.
by:
Bernd Proschold




A Complete Night of Namib Desert

As the sun sets over the Namib Desert in this video the crescent Moon and planets appear in the evening sky.
by:
Bernd Proschold




Mount Nemrut Milky Way

The summer Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine above the ancient statues of Nemrut Dağı or Mount Nemrut.
by:
Tunc Tezel




The Scorpion

The remarkable constellation of Scorpius and the central part of the Milky Way shine in a dark starry night of Hawaii Islands, Pacific Ocean.
by:
Wally Pacholka




The Road to Astronomers Paradise

Standard lights illuminated the road to Paranal Observatory, the place for giant telescopes in Chile.
by:
Stephane Guisard




From the Slopes of Himalaya

Watching the night sky from slopes of Himalaya near Nainital in north India.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Gegenschein and the Galactic Plane

This exceptional all-sky view from Andes in Chile shows the zodiacal light and complete 360 band of the Milky Way all around the horizon.
by:
Stephane Guisard




The Moonlight Blue

In a dreaming moonlit night near Las Vegas in Nevada, stars of the Summer Triangle shine above the Spring Mountains.
by:
Wally Pacholka




On the shores of Li River

Starryscape of Scorpius, Sagittarius and the Milky Way above the dreaming landscape of Li River in China.
by:
P.K. Chen




Chapel Heavens

A fish view of the summer sky and the band of Milky Way as seen from Languidou Chapel in Britanny, France.
by:
Laurent Laveder




A True Image from False Kiva

The magnificent beauty of the night sky as photographed from the giant window of False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park in eastern Utah, USA.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Galactic Rainbow

Dreaming starry sky of a Hawaiian remote mountain top.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Landscape Arch

Planet Jupiter and Milky Way as seen from the unique Landscape Arch, the longest of the many natural rock arches located in Utah.
by:
Wally Pacholka




Aegean Sea Milky Way

In a restful early evening of summer the Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shines above the coast of Aegean Sea, near Izmir, Turkey.
by:
Tunc Tezel




Hidden by the Trees

For northern hemisphere the Milky Way appears most prominently in the summer nights.
by:
Serge Brunier