The bright lights and flaming towers of the city of Baku share the spotlight with a stunning crescent moon, Mars and the bright star Antares in this night sky photo.
Veteran astrophotographer Tunc Tezel of The World at Night took this photo on Oct. 18 from Baku, Azerbaijan.
"Seeing both objects with similar color and magnitude sharing southwestern sky in the evening helps remind how aptly Antares is named, the Rival of Mars . Flame towers accompany the red planet and reddish Antares with an orange-red of their own, " Tezel said.
At roughly 550 light-years from Earth in the Milky Way galaxy, the red supergiant star Antares shines brightly in the night sky. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year, or about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers).
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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.