Sun and Moon

The winning images from this year’s Astronomy Photographer of 2016 have been announced.

Kolbein Svensson photographed an aurora entirely in black and white –


Catalin Beldea (photograph) and Alson Wong (processing) use 12 images to convey the beauty of an eclipse –


Dani Caxete took Man on the Moon, using a telescope, while his friend posed on Pena Munana, in Cadalso de los Vidrios, Spain –


Ainsley Bennett took a picture one early morning when he saw the Moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter all in close conjunction. The mist added an extra dimension by accentuating the brightness of the crescent moon and Venus, making them look like glowing spheres –