Magic photos of the sky without pollution

A stunning collection of nightscape photos (night sky above landscape) are selected as the winners and honorable mention photos of the 7th International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. Organized since 2009 by The World at Night (TWAN), the contest is a collaboration with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and Global Astronomy Month, a program of Astronomers Without Borders (AWB). The contest public message is to preserve last remaining natural night environments and night skies in the world, supporting efforts by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) and other organizations in the field.

“The contest main goal is to present the night sky in this broader context that helps preserving the natural night sky by reconnect it with our modern life.