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Sounds on. The rising Harvest Moon tonight over the Atlantic Ocean in a crystal clear sky. The long telephoto lens reveals a much larger moon than we normally experience. I had one eye on the moon and the other on the people who some looked excitingly and some ignored. There is a lot we miss when being disconnected from the natural world.⁣⁣The soundtrack “I Witness Windflaw” is a courtesy of @barbadbayat, composer & conductor performed by Prague Metropolitan Orchestra. ⁣⁣Watch the full-frame video on: vimeo.com/btafreshi ⁣⁣#fullmoon #harvestmoon #astrophotography #newengland #boston @twanight
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Sounds on. The rising Harvest Moon tonight over the Atlantic Ocean in a crystal clear sky. The long telephoto lens reveals a much larger moon than we normally experience. I had one eye on the moon and the other on the people who some looked excitingly and some ignored. There is a lot we miss when being disconnected from the natural world.⁣ ⁣The soundtrack “I Witness Windflaw” is a courtesy of @barbadbayat, composer & conductor performed by Prague Metropolitan Orchestra. ⁣ ⁣Watch the full-frame video on: vimeo.com/btafreshi ⁣ ⁣#fullmoon #harvestmoon #astrophotography #newengland #boston @twanight

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Enjoy the Harvest Moon tonight, the closest full moon to the autumn equinox. From a couple of years ago near home in North Shore of Boston, in almost totally overcast sky, the Full Moon rises in a tiny clear band right on the ocean horizon next to a resting bulk carrier ship (bulker). Note the impressive optical distortion on the moon due to atmospheric refraction, which happens to any bright object on the horizon. ⁣⁣The music is a well-known piece of Vivaldi’s Four Season. ⁣⁣#fullmoon #timelapse #astrophotography #boston @twanight
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Enjoy the Harvest Moon tonight, the closest full moon to the autumn equinox. From a couple of years ago near home in North Shore of Boston, in almost totally overcast sky, the Full Moon rises in a tiny clear band right on the ocean horizon next to a resting bulk carrier ship (bulker). Note the impressive optical distortion on the moon due to atmospheric refraction, which happens to any bright object on the horizon. ⁣ ⁣The music is a well-known piece of Vivaldi’s Four Season. ⁣ ⁣#fullmoon #timelapse #astrophotography #boston @twanight

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Moonlight on our blue planet. Today a breakthrough stormed the world science news. For the first time water found on a potentially life-friendly alien planet, a super-Earth, twice the size of Earth and 8 times more massive, some 110 light-years away (artist’s impression on the last slide). Using Hubble telescope astronomers found the atmosphere of planet K2-18b allow formation of liquid water droplets, maybe even rain and oceans. Out of 4000 “exo-planets” found outside of the Solar System this is the first with both water in atmosphere and right distance from the parent star, providing temperatures that could support life. This is an exciting era of science. We are one step closer to find life elsewhere. ⁣ ⁣The photograph is taken in Canary Islands, Sep 2013. The illustration is by space artist Martin Kornmesser for @nasahubble @europeanspaceagency.

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This was a striking end to a night-long session, walking alone under an ocean of stars on the edge of Haleakala Crater in Hawaii, Aug 2015. The timing was very important for this single exposure of 20 seconds during morning “Blue Hour”. Sirius and stars of Orion are still visible in the sky. A few minutes earlier the crater was too dark and a few minutes later the sky was washed out by twilight breaking above the crater.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Haleakala means “house of the sun”. The peak of the massive crater marks the top of Maui, at about 10,000 ft (3050 m). I’m specialized in night photography and sunrise is usually the end of my working time. #haleakala #maui #twilight #nationalparks @twanight @natgeoimagecollection

2 weeks ago
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Moonlight on Half Dome in a summer night of Yosemite National Park, California. The granite crest rises 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor. Stars reflect on the Merced river and Andromeda Galaxy appears at top-left (little elongated halo). Enjoy a phone wallpaper of this on today story. #saveournightsky #nationalparks #yosemite @twanight

2 weeks ago
The night sky from a dense rainforest in Brazil. Home to millions of species and billions of trees, this is a place of unparalleled biodiversity. One in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon rainforest. As I was on the way home yesterday after a week in Chile, flying over Brazil I was shocked seeing the amount of smoke and forest fires. The massive fires in Amazon that continue for 3 weeks now is more than a sign of climate change. These are not natural wildfires, they were ignited to clear land for ranching and farming. It is a part of a larger man-made deforestation crisis, accelerated by currently dominating far-right governments in South America who favor money-making industries and mines, over most vital natural heritages and the fragile indigenious cultures. ⁣#brazil #amazonrainforest #deforestation
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The night sky from a dense rainforest in Brazil. Home to millions of species and billions of trees, this is a place of unparalleled biodiversity. One in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon rainforest. As I was on the way home yesterday after a week in Chile, flying over Brazil I was shocked seeing the amount of smoke and forest fires. The massive fires in Amazon that continue for 3 weeks now is more than a sign of climate change. These are not natural wildfires, they were ignited to clear land for ranching and farming. It is a part of a larger man-made deforestation crisis, accelerated by currently dominating far-right governments in South America who favor money-making industries and mines, over most vital natural heritages and the fragile indigenious cultures. ⁣#brazil #amazonrainforest #deforestation

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From last night in the Atacama Desert, Chile. A telephoto closeup of the Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky but the most iconic to southern hemisphere nations, appearing on several countries flag. The large dark nebula called Coalsack sits next to it. While details in this single 3-minute exposure through Sigma Art 135mm lens goes far beyond our naked eyes, swipe to the next photo, a very wide angle view that shows what you can see with your own eyes, but not the colors. Our eyes are almost color blinded at dark but still we see the Milky Way incredibly under such a dark southern sky. The third slide marks the Southern Cross (Crux) in this vast galactic river. I’m on a trip in San Pedro de Atacama, for @luminoxworld. ⁣ ⁣#saveournightsky #southerncross #astrophotography #atacama #everysecondcounts @sigmaphoto @twanight@natgeoimagecollection ⁣⁣ ⁣

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If you are in Toronto on Wednesday evening August 28, Join me on a public talk on The World at Night photography and behind the scene stories at 6-8 pm in Earth Sciences Centre, 1050 Reichman Family Lecture Hall, at 5 Bancroft Ave. I received many requests from followers in Ontario for an event and this is the first response. The event is free with registration to make sure we have enough seats. More info on my website under public talks: babaktafreshi.com/workshop ⁣ Special thanks to Iranian Association at University of Toronto (IAUT) and my friends Arman Ghaffarizadeh & Ladan Nassiry, who coordinated this. ⁣ ⁣#saveournightsky #twanight #theworldatnight #astrophotography #babaktafreshi #toronto

4 weeks ago
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Reaching for the stars. My silhouette in a single-exposure photograph from Cerro Paranal observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile, known as an astronomer’s paradise. To thank all of you who preorders “The World at Night” book, I’m giving high-quality 4k screen saver of this. Click Email under my profile and send your order confirmation number to receive the gift. To order the book search my name on major online book stores, linked here: babaktafreshi.com/book ⁣ ⁣Published by @quarto.knows, this book is a unique project that comes to life in November. German, French, and Japanese are available to preorder too (and maybe Chinese soon). The large illustrated book includes behind the scene stories and in-depth astronomy information of 200 featured night sky photographs from across the globe by myself and the highly accomplished @twanight team members (twanight.org). This is the most diverse finely selected collection of such images ever published together. #saveournightsky #twanight #theworldatnight #astrophotography #astronomy #stargazing #nightscape #darkskies ⁣ ⁣

aryan_king9 Absolutely stunning

piadagger Does the sky really look like this from some parts of the world?? Unbelievable.. this is without any edits?? I live in Delhi and I see nothing in the sky 😔

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A dark snake in the sky. Can you see on the left the S-shaped dust lane in front of the Milky Way star clouds? Swipe to zoom out and see wider angle views of this area. The tiny dark nebula known as the Snake is one of my favorite gems in the night sky, photographed recently when it was next to the dazzling light of Jupiter. They are like other interstellar clouds, mainly made of hydrogen, but with more dust particles and dense enough to block the light from stars behind them. The Snake is little and invisible to the eye but easy to reveal in this single one-minute exposure through a telephoto lens (Sigma 135mm 1.8), on a small star-tracking mount (Vixen Polarie). ⁣ ⁣The big dark nebula in the second slide is known as the Pipe, visible to unaided eyes in dark sky. ⁣ ⁣@twanight @natgeoimagecollection @sigmaphoto #astrophotography #astronomy #snakenebula #milkyway ⁣ ⁣

5 weeks ago
Equator, A New World View, following stories of life and people around the 40,000 km long line of the equator. I was involved with this 12-part TV series for the episodes about equinox, filmed in São Tomé, West Africa, two years ago. A pleasure to work with the German documentary team of Spiegel TV for @arte.tv @discovery @nhkworldjapan, broadcasted this year in the US and now on Animal Planet channel in Canada, Thursday nights at 8pm local time.
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Equator, A New World View, following stories of life and people around the 40,000 km long line of the equator. I was involved with this 12-part TV series for the episodes about equinox, filmed in São Tomé, West Africa, two years ago. A pleasure to work with the German documentary team of Spiegel TV for @arte.tv @discovery @nhkworldjapan, broadcasted this year in the US and now on Animal Planet channel in Canada, Thursday nights at 8pm local time.

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The Big Dipper in Iceland sky. This unusual type of flashing northern lights is known as Pulsating Aurora. Although it’s faster in this timelapse video, even in realtime they shift and brighten in patches every second, rather than the typical arcs and streaks. Auroras are caused by energetic electrons speeding down into Earth’s atmosphere and colliding with the thin air in the boundary of space and our atmosphere.⁣⁣On the Earth is the iconic Skogafoss waterfall. ⁣You can join me in 2020 Iceland Aurora Photo Workshops in March or September: ⁣babaktafreshi.com/workshop ⁣⁣⁣⁣(link in my profile)⁣⁣⁣The soundtrack is Red North by @alirainimusic of tonelabs.com. ⁣⁣⁣#saveournightsky #aurora #astrophotography #babakworkshops #iceland @twanight
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The Big Dipper in Iceland sky. This unusual type of flashing northern lights is known as Pulsating Aurora. Although it’s faster in this timelapse video, even in realtime they shift and brighten in patches every second, rather than the typical arcs and streaks. Auroras are caused by energetic electrons speeding down into Earth’s atmosphere and colliding with the thin air in the boundary of space and our atmosphere.⁣ ⁣On the Earth is the iconic Skogafoss waterfall. ⁣You can join me in 2020 Iceland Aurora Photo Workshops in March or September: ⁣babaktafreshi.com/workshop ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣(link in my profile)⁣⁣ ⁣The soundtrack is Red North by @alirainimusic of tonelabs.com. ⁣ ⁣⁣#saveournightsky #aurora #astrophotography #babakworkshops #iceland @twanight

sindimeifive OMG,,,my eyes can't blink ... I want to go to that place,,,,😍😍😍

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