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 Visitor Farm, Khomas, Namibia, December 25, 2021. All images © Astronomy Photographer of the Yr, shared with authorization

The excellent Comet Leonard set on a mesmerizing general performance late last year when it streaked throughout the sky on Christmas Working day. Expelled from the solar program soon soon after, the celestial make a difference captivated photographers all-around the earth in the course of its brief stint of visibility, such as Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated physique as its gasoline tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept absent by photo voltaic wind. The incredibly exceptional and short celebration also garnered Rhemann the prime prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Yr contest.

Hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 14th-once-a-year competition received additional than 3,000 entries from 67 international locations. This year’s assortment incorporates a glowing, avian-like aurora over Murmansk Oblast and the Intercontinental Place Station as it flies around the Apollo 11 moon-landing site—the latter was taken by Andrew McCarthy, whose galactic pictures have been highlighted various occasions on Colossal.

Explore all of the successful illustrations or photos on the contest’s web-site, and if you are in London, cease by the National Maritime Museum to see the pics in person by way 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 Night time Highway” © Filip Hrebenda, Stokksnes Peninsula, Iceland, April 11, 2021

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

“The Worldwide Area 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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