Friday, August 30, 2013

15 Photos Of The Night Sky That Will Fill You With Awe

1. The Milky Way arching over Liberty Cap in California’s Yosemite Valley.

The Milky Way arching over Liberty Cap in California's Yosemite Valley.
Via Rogelio Bernal Andreo

2. Durdle Door in Dorset’s Jurassic Coast framing the Milky Way.

Durdle Door in Dorset's Jurassic Coast framing the Milky Way.
Via Stephen Banks

3. The moon and Comet Panstarr’s dust shining with reflected sunlight.

The moon and Comet Panstarr's dust shining with reflected sunlight.
Via Ingólfur Bjargmundsson

4. The Eta Carinae star at the centre of the Carina Nebula.

The Eta Carinae star at the centre of the Carina Nebula.
Via Michael Sidonio

5. Noctilucent clouds above the Pennine Hills.

Noctilucent clouds above the Pennine Hills.
Via Mark Shaw

6. Herbig-Haro objects emerging from the dust clouds of the Pelican Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus.

Herbig-Haro objects emerging from the dust clouds of the Pelican Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus.
Via Andre van der Hoeven

7. The snow-capped Alpine horizon lit by the sun rising in the East and the moon sinking in the West.

The snow-capped Alpine horizon lit by the sun rising in the East and the moon sinking in the West.
Via Stefano De Rosa

8. Stars and constellations behind a windswept tree in Dartmoor National Park.

Stars and constellations behind a windswept tree in Dartmoor National Park.
Via Anna Walls Hayman

9. Auroral light over a frozen shoreline.

Auroral light over a frozen shoreline.
Via Mike Curry

10. Orion Nebula’s dust clouds.

Orion Nebula's dust clouds.
Via Nik Szymanek

11. Photographers gathered on a hilltop to watch an auroral display.

Photographers gathered on a hilltop to watch an auroral display.
Via James Woodend

12. The Milky Way lining up with the 64m radio telescope disc at Parkes Observatory in Australia.

The Milky Way lining up with the 64m radio telescope disc at Parkes Observatory in Australia.
Via Wayne England

13. The sun.

The sun.
Via Paul Haese

14. An astrophotographer watching a meteor streak across the sky.

An astrophotographer watching a meteor streak across the sky.
Via Tommy Eliassen

15. Venus in transit, silhouetted in front of the Sun.

Venus in transit, silhouetted in front of the Sun.
Via Alexandru Conu
All photographs will be exhibited at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich from 19th September 2013.
Originally posted on: Buzzfeed

7 comments:

  1. Love that last pic!

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  2. Amazing. Thank you

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  3. Awesome pictures... although, to be completely and unfairly picky, it would be a bit more fitting if it was "15 astronomy photos" or simply "15 photos of the sky" rather than "15 photos of the NIGHT sky." that tricky sun, gets you every time.

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  4. photoshop has been such a gift to those who want to distort nature.

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    1. Photoshop? Have you really never seen the sky on a clear night without any light pollution? I truly feel sorry for you.

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  5. the pictures with a nebula are not natural, it is also not photoshop, scientists have technology that can detect certain particles which color coats them. I learned this from a professor in astronomy. That is my source lol

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