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

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 visuals © Astronomy Photographer of the Year, shared with authorization

The outstanding Comet Leonard place on a mesmerizing overall performance late final 12 months when it streaked throughout the sky on Xmas Day. Expelled from the solar technique soon right after, the celestial subject captivated photographers about the environment through its short stint of visibility, including Gerald Rhemann who captured the illuminated physique as its fuel tail disconnected from its nucleus and was swept away by solar wind. The very uncommon and transient event also garnered Rhemann the leading prize in this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the 12 months contest.

Hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the 14th-annual competition received a lot more than 3,000 entries from 67 countries. This year’s selection features a glowing, avian-like aurora around Murmansk Oblast and the Intercontinental House Station as it flies in excess of the Apollo 11 moon-landing site—the latter was taken by Andrew McCarthy, whose galactic shots have been showcased a number of occasions on Colossal.

Investigate all of the profitable photographs on the contest’s site, and if you’re in London, halt by the Nationwide Maritime Museum to see the photos in particular person as a result 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: Significant Mosaic” © Andrea Vanoni, Porto Mantovano, Lombardy, Italy, January 19, 2021

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

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

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