In Photos: The 7 Best New Space Images Shortlisted ‘Astronomy Photographer of the Year’

The world’s most prestigious competition for cosmic images has announced its shortlist – and it’s brimming with wonder.

From the moon and eclipses to comets and the northern lights, this year’s shortlisted images Astronomy Photographer of the Year were picked from more than 3,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers in 67 countries.

Organized by London’s Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Liberty Specialty Markets and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine, this 14th annual competition will announce the winners on September 15, 2022.

Comet Leonard from Namibia

Reflections of the Northern Lights from Alberta

A harvest moon behind Glastonbury Tor

A partial solar eclipse over Italy

The Jovian family from Chile

A moonrise over Los Angeles

The winning images can be seen from Saturday 17 September in an exhibition in the Maritime Museum, alongside a selection of special nominated images.

I wish you a clear sky and big eyes.

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