The rare zodiacal light zodiacal light beams up at the Milky Way in this photo captured from Portugal's new "starlight tourism" destination.
This dreamy night-sky photo features a golden full moon rising above the landscape of Alandroal, Portugal, in Dark Sky Alqueva, the world's first "starlight tourism destination."
A cityscape view captured from the highest point of Lisbon shows the first full moon of the year, rising above the capital of Portugal on Jan. 10, with the Tagus River visible in the background.
A starry night scene captured at the end of summer from the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve in Portugal shows the Milky Way's galactic arc shimmering above a dead tree in Noudar Park.
A night-sky photo features a lonely stargazer admiring the beautiful constellation of Orion, the hunter — and it's strangely dimming star Betelgeuse.
This deep-space image shows the Heart and Soul nebulas shining brightly in reddish hues from energized hydrogen.
This panoramic moonscape scene looks like it could be the view from a spaceship flying over the moon. However, this was captured right here on Earth.
The image features the silhouette of one of my students during a workshop on astrophotography. He is standing against the background core of our galaxy at the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in Portugal.
A stunning photo captured during the total solar eclipse of 2019 in Chile reveals the sun's mesmerising inner and outer corona, as well as the lunar earthshine.
A brand-new "astrotourism" destination has just been born in the heart of Portugal, at Aldeias do Xisto, or the Schist Villages.
One of the most colorful wonders of the summer sky in the Northern Hemisphere, especially for deep-sky photographers, is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.
Auroras offer a wonderful variety of colors and phantasmagoric shapes. A vertical panorama seems to reveal one of these epic moments, with the incredible shape of a bird flying with a running rabbit.
Star trails circle over Ramon Crater in this long-exposure photo of the night sky over Israel's Negev Desert.
This abstract night-sky photo shows the full moon peeking through wispy clouds and barren tree branches while surrounded by brilliant, blue lunar corona.
When observed from the darkest of skies, the Milky Way galaxy can glitter and gleam with all the colors of the rainbow.
Our eyes are not so good at distinguishing colors in darkness, but a simple DSLR camera can show us that the universe is anything but black.
Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.
In this dreamy moonlit scene, the Super Snow Moon rises over the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), a 19th-century, Romanticist hilltop castle overlooking the town of Sintra, Portugal.
In this panoramic view of Niagara Falls, a golden moon rises against the pink band of the anti-twilight arch, an atmospheric phenomenon also known as the "Belt of Venus."