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

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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 photos © Astronomy Photographer of the Calendar year, shared with permission

The amazing Comet Leonard put on a mesmerizing functionality late last calendar year when it streaked across the sky on Christmas Working day. Expelled from the photo voltaic method shortly following, the celestial make a difference captivated photographers close to the globe for the duration of its transient stint of visibility, such as Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated human body as its fuel tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept away by photo voltaic wind. The extremely rare and temporary event also garnered Rhemann the top rated prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Yr contest.

Hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 14th-yearly competition received much more than 3,000 entries from 67 nations. This year’s selection consists of a glowing, avian-like aurora more than Murmansk Oblast and the Global Space Station as it flies around the Apollo 11 moon-landing site—the latter was taken by Andrew McCarthy, whose galactic photos have been showcased many situations on Colossal.

Take a look at all of the winning illustrations or photos on the contest’s website, and if you are in London, prevent by the Countrywide Maritime Museum to see the photographs in human being 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: Massive Mosaic” © Andrea Vanoni, Porto Mantovano, Lombardy, Italy, January 19, 2021

“The Global Area Station Transiting Tranquility Base” © Andrew McCarthy, Florence, Arizona, United states, January 19, 2022

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

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