May 16, 2011

The World at Night Newsletter April/May 2011

News and Report

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:



- The Milky Way Over Tenerife by Juan Carlos Casado

- Four Planets and Thin Crescent by Tunc Tezel



- Good Morning Rio! by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Rio Morning Moonset by Babak A. Tafreshi

- A Postcard from Brazil by Babak A. Tafreshi


- Green Sky of Yellowknife by Kwon O Chul

- Aurora Meteor by Kwon O Chul


- The Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal by Serge Brunier


- Lake Atitlan at Night by Stephane Guisard


- Boston Moonrise by Dennis di Cicco

- Super Moon by Dennis di Cicco

- Mercury Meets Jupiter by Doug Zubenel



- Unveiling Beauty by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Bears Above Nepal by Babak A. Tafreshi

Australia and Pacific

Easter Island (Chile)

- Starry Night of Ovahe Beach by Wally Pacholka

- Galactic Trio Above a Volcanic Crater by Wally Pacholka

- A Heavenly Bridge above Easter Island by Wally Pacholka

- In the Land of Moais by Wally Pacholka

- Orion and Ahu NauNau by Wally Pacholka

- Moai Meteor by Wally Pacholka

- Navel of the World by Wally Pacholka

- The Hunter above Easter Island by Wally Pacholka



- Skygazing From Austrian Alps by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Alps at Night by Babak A. Tafreshi

- Starry Night of Alps by Babak A. Tafreshi


- Quimper Moonrise by Laurent Laveder

- Fortification of Vauban by Gernot Meiser


- 4000-year Old Surprise by Gernot Meiser

- Monolith Moonrise by Gernot Meiser

- Coal Mine Startrails by Gernot Meiser


- Spring Arrives in Hungary by Tamas Ladanyi

- Lake Dream by Tamas Ladanyi

- The Full Moon Before Easter by Tamas Ladanyi

- A Message from Halley by Tamas Ladanyi

- A Spring Night of Hungary by Tamas Ladanyi

- Space Station and Iridium Flare by Tamas Ladanyi

- Medieval Night by Tamas Ladanyi

- Orion and Sirius by Tamas Ladanyi

- Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus by Tamas Ladanyi

- Young Moon above Szeged by Tamas Ladanyi

- Old and Modern by Tamas Ladanyi


- Forest Night by P-M Heden

- A Winter Night in a Viking Church (VR/video) by P-M Heden

Middle East


- Rocky Planet by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Morning Meeting by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Dark Sky and a Falling Star by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Black & White Rocks by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Sky Above Mahneshan by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Polar Aligned by Amir H. Abolfath

- Bridge to the History by Amir H. Abolfath

- Planetary Scent by Amir H. Abolfath

- Beneath the Feet of Virgo by Amir H. Abolfath

- Red Light Marathon by Amir H. Abolfath

- Big Dipper and Arcturus by Oshin D. Zakarian

- Sky above Fars by Oshin D. Zakarian


- Synagogue Night 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:

- Volcano Deseada I in Moonlight (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) by Christoph Malin

- Night of Colors (Svolvaer, Lofoten, Norway) by John Van Marcke

- Medieval Moon and Venus (Lissewege, Belgium) by Pieter Vandevelde

- Zodiacal Light and Milky Way (Muju, Korea) by Kang Jisoo

- Alasht Observatory Star Trails (Mazandaran, Iran) by Reza Rostampour

- Moonlit Deseada II at La Palma (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) by Christoph Malin

- Winter Orion over a Snowy Landscape (Gerstetten, Germany) by Gerd Jooss

- Two Amigos in Moonlight (Parque Nacinal do Iguazu, Argentina) by Renato Seerig

- Star Trail Arrows (Boeun, Korea) by Kang Jisoo

- Northern Circumpolar Star Trails (Sai Kung, Hong Kong) by Daniel Chang

- Startrails Above Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Star Cluster for Me (Alasht City, Iran) by Reza Rostampour

- Dream of Frozen Light (Saariselka, Finland) by John Van Marcke

- Satellite Trail (Mt. Gyebang, Korea) by Kang Jisoo

- Trails of the Shifting Moon (Tempe, Arizona, USA) by Jin Lu

- Night Riding above Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Arrabida Moonset (Arrabida, Setubal, Portugal) by Miguel Claro

- Pathway to Jupiter (St John's, Newfoundland, Canada) by Brian Carey

- Quadruple Conjunction (Azul, Argentina) by Luis Argerich

- Sky above Saadatshahr Street (Saadat Shahr, Iran) by Mahan Khazraei

- Lights Below the Fog (Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Night at Saejae (Moongyoung, Korea) by Kang Jisoo

- Reflections of Venus and Scorpius (Michelbach, France) by Stephane Vetter

- Building the Sky (Tehran, Iran) by Mohammad Khalilbeigi

- Star Trails over 32m Teleport Antenna (Raisting, Bavaria, Germany) by Christoph Otawa

- Sirius and Orion at Belem Tower (Lisbon, Portugal) by Miguel Claro

- Heavenly Feast (Tromso and Skjervoy, Norway) by John Van Marcke

- Halltal Moonlight Skies (Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Towering Moon and Planets (Sydney, Australia) by Kang Jisoo

- Moonrise above Angkor Wat (Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia) by Timm Kasper

- Caravansary (Kharanaq Village, Yazd, Iran) by Mahdi Zamani

- Spituk Gompa Star Trails (Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India) by Ajay Talwar, Nilesh Vayada

- Star Gazers (Saadat Shahr, Fars, Iran) by Mehdi Momenzadeh

- Summer Night at Muriwai Beach (Auckland, New Zealand) by Ling Zheng

- Tyrol Sky Above Innsbruck (Nockspitze Peak near Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- The Swimming Moon (Ostersund, Sweden) by Goran Strand

- Chinese New Year of the Rabbit (Phoenix Tree Mountain, Shenzhen, China) by Claus Chow

- Orion and the German Alps (Oberjoch, Bavaria, Germany) by Timm Kasper

- Star Trails Over Trout Lake (Trout Lake, Washington, USA) by Larry Andreasen

- Trees and a Moonlit Cloudy Sky (Fonte-de-Telha, Portugal) by Miguel Claro

- She Observes (Lasib, Isfahan, Iran) by Mehdi Momenzadeh

- Devon Farm Cottage Star Trails (Devon, England) by Matthew Harvey

- Innsbruck Skies (Stubaital near Innsbruck, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Strong Aurora (Oestersund, Sweden) by Goran Strand

- Star Trails from Mauna Kea (Mauna Kea, Hawaii) by Michael Kunze

- Leo Trails and Almond Blossoms (Qazvin, Iran) by Hooman Mirrahimi

- Specula Cremifanensis (Kremsmunster, Austria) by Herbert Raab

- Orion and Siruis over Mont Blanc Massif (La Rosiere, France) by Sebastian Voltmer

- Night of the Aurigids (Painted Hills, Oregon, USA) by Larry Andreasen

- Winter Ski-touring Night Sky (Praxmar near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria) by Christoph Malin

- Flying Between Jupiter and Mercury (Froesoen, Sweden) by Goran Strand

- An Arrow to the Archer (Mehr Temple, Maragheh, Iran) by Ehsan Negin

- Locho Mountain and Baneh Tree (Zahedan, Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran) by Mojtaba Moghadasi

- Circumpolar (Haresabad, Esfahan, Iran) by Mehdi Momenzadeh

- Mercury meets Jupiter (Kematen an der Krems, Austria) by Herbert Raab

- Moon dogs (Tanjung Bidara, Melaka, Malaysia) by Awang

- Night Skies above Faro Lighthouse (La Palma, Canary Islands) by Christoph Malin

- Star Trails Above an Alien Lake (Mono Lake, California, USA) by Grant Kaye

- Lights from the Hidden City (Oregon, USA) by Ben Canales

- The Great Wall at Night (Wu Saint Gate, China) by Xiaohua

- Venus above Reunion Island (Reunion Island, France) by Luc Perrot

- Beauty of the Southern Sky (Reunion Island, France) by Luc Perrot

- Galactic View from Planet Earth (Australia) by Alex Cherney

- Isfahan Milky Way (Isfahan, Iran) by Mehdi Momenzadeh

- A Starry Night of Iceland (Jokulsarlon Lake, Iceland) by Stephane Vetter

- Alps at Night (Traunsee, Austria) by Thomas Kurat

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), a NASA’s world-known website, has featured new TWAN images:

Rio Morning Moonset by Babak Tafreshi

The Milky Way over Tenerife by Juan Carlos Casado

Auroral Substorm over Yellowknife by Kwon O Chul

Boston Moonrise by Dennis de Cicco

Parthenon Moon by Anthony Ayiomamitis

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