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Brilliant solar flares and northern lights appear on the shortlist of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year

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August 2, 2021

Grace Ebert

“The Magnetic Field of Our Active Sun” by Andrew McCarthy. All images courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich, shared with permission

A trippy shot of the psychedelic California nebula, a panorama of the Milky Way galloping over French lavender fields, and a phenomenal view of the sun’s magnetic field bursting after a solar flare are just some of the standout images at 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Pick list. Organized by Royal Museums Greenwich Over the past 13 years, the annual competition has collected more than 4,5000 images of the green lights of the aurora, distant nebula, and other galactic landmarks from participants in 75 countries. The winner will be announced on September 16 prior to National Maritime Museum‘s exhibition for the opening of the plant on September 18th. You can find more top photos on the competition side. (about Kottke)

“Harmonie” by Stefan Liebermann

“Island Eddy” by Larryn Rae

“Extra-Terrestrial Throne” by Marcin Zajac

“California Dreamin ‘NGC 1499” by Terry Hancock

“Milky Way Rising Over Durdle Door” by Anthony Sullivan

“The Dawn of a New Day” by Nicholas Roemmelt

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#Stars
#Sun

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