March 13, 2011

The World at Night Newsletter March 2011

Latest Photos and Videos

There are new stunning photos and time-lapse videos on the TWAN website, featuring starry nights of our planet's landmarks from around the world:



- Milky Way above Tassili by Babak A. Tafreshi


- Starry Nights of Kilimanjaro (time-lapse video) by Kwon O Chul



- Curtains in the Heavens by Kwon O Chul

- The Green Belt by Kwon O Chul

- The Land of Northern Lights by Kwon O Chul

- A Green Veil of Aurora by Kwon O Chul

- Welcome to Yellowknife by Kwon O Chul

- Signs of Solar Activity by Kwon O Chul


- Winter Stars above Mount Palomar by P.K. Chen

- The 200-inch Telescope by P.K. Chen

- Winter Hexagon and Hale Telescope by P.K. Chen

- Orion, Sirius, and a Joshua Tree by Wally Pacholka

- Sky above Wonderland of Rocks by Wally Pacholka

- Yellowstone at Night by LeRoy Zimmerman

- Star Fire by LeRoy Zimmerman



- Monastery Meteor by Babak A. Tafreshi

- The Silence of Sevan by Babak A. Tafreshi


- The Rotating Sky above Nepal (VR/video) by Babak A. Tafreshi


- Milky Way From the Top of Taiwan by P.K. Chen

Australia and Pacific


- Australian Astronomical Observatory by Kwon O Chul


- Meteor and Southern Gems by Wally Pacholka

- Milky Way above Easter Island by Wally Pacholka

Cook Islands

- Where is the Eclipsed Sun? by Tunc Tezel

- The Beauty of South by Tunc Tezel

- Morning Twilight in Cook Islands by Tunc Tezel



- Alpine Conjunction by Tamas Ladanyi

- A Winter Night of Alps by Tamas Ladanyi


- Church Moonrise by Laurent Laveder


- Moon, Venus, and Space Station above Germany by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Star Trails above Devil's Castle by Gernot Meiser

- The Castle in Peace by Gernot Meiser

- Saar River at Night by Gernot Meiser


- ISS and Discovery over Bakonybel by Tamas Ladanyi

- Above the Frozen Earth by Tamas Ladanyi

- Big Dipper and Sunflowers by Tamas Ladanyi

- Space Race (time-lapse video) by Tamas Ladanyi

- Space Station and Discovery Shuttle by Tamas Ladanyi


- Sky in Motion (time-lapse video) by Bernd Proschold


- Church at Night (VR/video) by P-M Heden

- A Taste of Arctic by P-M Heden

- Aurora River (VR/video) by P-M Heden

- A Winter Night of Scandinavia (VR/video) by P-M Heden

- Walking in a Viking Church (VR/video) by P-M Heden

- Northern Light above Sweden (VR/video) by P-M Heden

- The Green Arc by P-M Heden

- Green Reflections by P-M Heden

- Orion and the Face by P-M Heden

- Away from Uppsala by P-M Heden

- Icy Trails by P-M Heden

Middle East


- Conjunction of the Moon and Venus by Babak A. Tafreshi

- The Joy of Skygazing by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Falling Star of August by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Kurdistan in the Evening Twilight by Babak A. Tafreshi

- The Castle of Assassins by Babak A. Tafreshi

- The Northern Crown by Amir H. Abolfath

- Starry Ruin by Amir H. Abolfath

- A Door to the History by Amir H. Abolfath

- Night of a Ski Resort by Amir H. Abolfath

- Zagros Meteor by Amir H. Abolfath

- Stars, Satellites, and Meteors by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Sufi Observing Competition by Amir H. Abolfath

- Observing From the Peak by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Starry Tree by Oshin D. Zakarian

- TWAN Visits Iran National Observatory by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Alamut at Night by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Zagros Sunrise by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Hydra, the Largest Constellation by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Signs From the Past by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Bright Stars of Dizin by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Under an Ocean of Stars by Babak A. Tafreshi


- All Sky View above Lake Salda by Tunc Tezel

- Winter Sky above Turkey by Tunc Tezel

- Billions of Stars, Billions of Dust by Tunc Tezel

The Guest Gallery is a well-received section on the TWAN website, featuring selected outstanding Earth and sky photos by non-TWAN creative photographers from around the globe. If you have such remarkable photos to share with the TWAN Guest Gallery then please contact us. There are new featured photos in the Guest Gallery:

- Star Trails and Yongjangsazi Pagoda (Namsan in Kyoung-ju, South Korea) by An Hae-Do

- Winter stars over Linz (Linz, Austria) by Herbert Raab

- All-sky Messier Marathon (Southern Shiraz, Iran) by Ariana Ahangary

- Milky Way over Bryce Canyon (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA) by Ben Cooper

- Star Trails above the French Alps (Lac de Serre Poncon, French Alps, France) by Katrien Van der Heyden

- Auriga Trails over Monterey Bay (Monterey, California, USA) by Marion Haligowski

- Bootes over Ocean Thunderstorm (Captiva Island, Florida, USA) by Fred Wasmer

- Meteor at Moonrise (Eight Dollar Mountain, Cave Junction, Oregon, USA) by Larry Andreasen

- Night on Fitzroy Island (Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia) by Pascal Christian

- Emerging False Dawn (Hanle, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India) by Ajay Talwar, Nilesh Vayada

- Crescent moon over Cerro Tololo Observatory (El Pangue Observatory, Chile) by Emilio Lepeley

- Orion over Tent in Death Valley (Death Valley National Park, California, USA) by Fred Wasmer

- Summit of Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania) by Miguel de Olaso, Macgregor

- Hingol National Park at Night (Hingol National Park, Pakistan) by Hanif Bhatti, Zain Ahmed

- Sirius Shining (Taftan Gardens, Khash, Iran) by Arman Golestaneh

- Geminid Fireball (Near Natanz, Zagros Mountains, Iran) by Javad N. Alizadeh

- Brilliant Venus (Amand, Zanjan, Iran) by Taha Tebyani

- An Almost Peaceful Evening (Wackersberg, Bavaria, Germany) by Franz Xaver Kohlhauf

- Tungurahua Eruption (Banos, Ecuador) by Manuel Jung

- Flower Under the Tyrol Sky (Nockspitze Peak, Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Rising Venus (Zsambek, Hungary) by Tamas Abraham

- Amol Star Trails (Amol, Iran) by Amir Salamaty

- Trillium Moonlight and Stars (Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA) by Larry Andreasen

- Star Trails Above Zagoon (Zagoon, Alborz Mountains, Iran) by Reza Rostampour

- Ancient Bristlecone Star Trails (Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, USA) by Jeff Sullivan

- Spituk Gompa & Milky Way (Leh, Ladakh, India) by Ajay Talwar & Nilesh Vayada

- Tall Trails Above the Red Dome (Maragheh, Iran) by Rahim Heidarnia

- Mighty Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania) by Miguel de Olaso, Macgregor

- Night at Sea Cave (Goseong, South Korea) by Kang Jisoo

- Mt. Namsan Pagoda Trails (Namsan in Kyoung-ju, South Korea) by An Hae-Do

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), a NASA’s world-known website, has featured new TWAN image: Discovery in Twilight by Tamas Ladanyi

TWAN is featuring 14 special galleries:

No comments: