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 Year, shared with permission

The good Comet Leonard place on a mesmerizing efficiency late very last yr when it streaked across the sky on Xmas Day. Expelled from the photo voltaic technique soon right after, the celestial subject captivated photographers all-around the entire world for the duration of its quick stint of visibility, including Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated physique as its fuel tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept away by photo voltaic wind. The unbelievably scarce and quick celebration also garnered Rhemann the top prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

Hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 14th-once-a-year competition received far more than 3,000 entries from 67 international locations. This year’s collection consists of a glowing, avian-like aurora about Murmansk Oblast and the International Area Station as it flies in excess of the Apollo 11 moon-landing site—the latter was taken by Andrew McCarthy, whose galactic photos have been featured a number of instances on Colossal.

Investigate all of the profitable images on the contest’s website, and if you are in London, stop by the National Maritime Museum to see the pics 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 Night time Highway” © Filip Hrebenda, Stokksnes Peninsula, Iceland, April 11, 2021

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

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

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

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#moon
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