France’s Nicolas Lefaudeux won top honours in the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’s aurorae category with this view of a gossemar-like auroral band above Sirkka, Finland, a view that lasted about one minute and gave the impression of speeding toward a greenish horizon.
French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux captured this remarkable view of the August 2017 solar eclipse from Unity, Oregon, showing the mesmerising streamers of the Sun’s corona extending outward more than 30 solar radii. The photo won first prize in the “Our Sun” category of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
American photographer Brad Goldpaint’s image of the Milky Way arcing above a rocky canyon in Utah won the top prize at this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwhich. Goldpaint’s photo and others in the competition are on display at the National Maritime Museum.