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A Rare Glimpse of Comet Leonard’s Last Moments Wins the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

A Rare Glimpse of Comet Leonard’s Last Moments Wins the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest



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September 16, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Disconnection Event” © Gerald Rhemann, Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, Khomas, Namibia, December 25, 2021. All visuals © Astronomy Photographer of the 12 months, shared with authorization

The brilliant Comet Leonard set on a mesmerizing effectiveness late final calendar year when it streaked across the sky on Xmas Day. Expelled from the photo voltaic program soon after, the celestial matter captivated photographers about the earth through its transient stint of visibility, like Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated system as its fuel tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept away by photo voltaic wind. The exceptionally exceptional and brief function also garnered Rhemann the best prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Yr contest.

Hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 14th-yearly competition received a lot more than 3,000 entries from 67 international locations. This year’s selection includes a glowing, avian-like aurora about Murmansk Oblast and the Intercontinental Space Station as it flies in excess of the Apollo 11 moon-landing site—the latter was taken by Andrew McCarthy, whose galactic shots have been highlighted various situations on Colossal.

Investigate all of the profitable illustrations or photos on the contest’s site, and if you are in London, stop by the Nationwide Maritime Museum to see the photos in man or woman by means of August 13, 2023.

 

“Winged Aurora” © Alexander Stepanenko, Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, January 15, 2022

“Stabbing Into the Stars” © Zihui Hu, Nyingchi, Tibet, China, December 24, 2021

“Back to the Spaceship” © Mihail Minkov, Buzludzha, Balkan Mountains, Stara Zagora Province, Bulgaria, August 12, 2021

“The Evening Highway” © Filip Hrebenda, Stokksnes Peninsula, Iceland, April 11, 2021

“Moon: Big Mosaic” © Andrea Vanoni, Porto Mantovano, Lombardy, Italy, January 19, 2021

“The Intercontinental Space Station Transiting Tranquility Base” © Andrew McCarthy, Florence, Arizona, United states of america, January 19, 2022

“In the Embrace of a Green Lady” © Filip Hrebenda, Hvalnes, Iceland, April 10, 2021

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