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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Our Moon

18 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The award winning entries in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition in the category ‘Our Moon’. The winners of the competition’s nine categories and two special prizes were announced at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Parallel Mountains by Sean Goebel

15 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The shadow of Manua Kea, the highest peak in the state of Hawaii, is projected by the rising sun over the volcano, Hualalai, whilst the Full Moon soars above them, higher again.

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Celestial Veil by Yuyun Wang

14 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The natural light of the Milky Way battles with the light pollution over the fishing village, or kelong, in Batu Pahat, Malaysia. In the lower right hand corner, there is also bioluminescence in the waters at the bottom of the kelong.

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Aurora Bird by Jan R Olsen

14 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The vivid green Northern Lights resemble a bird soaring over open water in Olderdalen, Norway. This image, by Jan R Olsen of Norway, is one of those shortlisted in this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

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South by Phil Hart

13 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The Southern Cross constellation of the Milky Way, visible in the southern sky creates a guiding light along Bucklands Lane in Central Goldfields Shire, Victoria, Australia.

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Alone by Lee Cook

10 September 2016 Astronomy Now

With temperatures close to –15 degrees, it’s not surprising that the photographer was the only soul in the vicinity of Plateau Hut in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand. This image is one of those shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.