Tag Archives: Milky Way

Kings Time Lapse

“Kings” is an excellent time lapse video by Gavin Heffernan. It was shot over 3 days and two nights at the stunning Kings Canyon National Park. The effort really paid off, as we’re treated to some sublime landscape shots, beautiful … Continue reading

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That Night Over Half Dome

“Captured one night last May this eight frame mosaic starts on the left, down Northside Drive through Yosemite National Park. It ends thousands of light-years away though, as the arc of the Milky Way tracks toward the center of our galaxy on the right, far … Continue reading

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2013

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 were recently announced, and the pictures are incredible. The overall winning picture is shown above. Titled “Guiding Light to the Stars”, this image by Mark Gee is truly spectacular. Not … Continue reading

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Noctilucent Clouds And Aurora Over Scotland

“Why would the sky still glow after sunset? Besides stars and the band of our Milky Way galaxy, the sky might glow because it contains either noctilucent clouds or aurora. Rare individually, both are visible in the above time lapse … Continue reading

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Earth And Sky Photo Contest 2012

“The winners and notable photos of the third International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, (twanight.org/contest), a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month (astrowb.org) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). The contest … Continue reading

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Galaxy Collisions: Simulation vs Observations

“What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common. Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the … Continue reading

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Galaxy Size Comparison Chart

Just how big is our galaxy, the Milky Way, compared to others? Not very, actually. Above is a galaxy size comparison chart (by Rhys Taylor), showing, to the same scale, a selection of galaxies that we know about. It’s a … Continue reading

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Namibian Nights

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the above time-lapse video. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before … Continue reading

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Space 2012

2012 has seen a plethora of science pictures of and from space, and they are truly jaw dropping. Starting with the BBC, they have a few images of 2012 as seen from space. These include the capsized cruise ship Costa … Continue reading

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Island In The Sky

Island in the Sky is an amazingly beautiful time lapse video. Shot and created by Christoph Malin over the course of 1.5 years, this powerful yet serene video truly captures the beauty of the volcano island of La Palma. I posted … Continue reading

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