Best space photos of the week: silver full Moon, Andromeda, and more

2nd Dec 2023
Best space photos of the week: silver full Moon, Andromeda, and more

After the overwhelming response to our inaugural showcase last week, we’re thrilled to present another constellation of awe-inspiring snapshots that have graced the lenses of dedicated amateur astrophotographers.

Explore the best space photos of the week taken by photographers and shared via X (former Twitter).

Jellyfish-like constellations and mystical planetary fog by Cathrin Machin

In a celestial revelation captured by the Cathrin Machin telescope, a series of extraordinary images unveils jellyfish-like constellations suspended in the cosmic expanse. These ethereal formations, radiant and resplendent, cast an otherworldly glow so bright that it appears as though the heavens themselves have parted, allowing a cascade of unearthly light to spill forth. The last photograph is different from the others. The planet, shrouded in enigmatic mist, takes on an almost mystical quality as if it is an ethereal entity arising from the depths of the cosmic unknown.

Jellyfish-like constellations and mystical planetary fog by Cathrin Machin

Image credit: https://twitter.com/Cathrinmachin

A silver full Moon by Caleb Carone

This week, many photographers caught the unusual full moon that appeared in the sky last Monday. In the Caleb Carone’s image, the moon appears as a colossal silver ball, radiating a soft, silvery glow that bathes the night sky in an ethereal luminance. What makes this image truly mesmerizing is the presence of a captivating blue halo surrounding the moon, adding an extra layer of mystique to the celestial scene.

A silver full Moon by Caleb Carone

Image credit: https://twitter.com/AstroCarone

A glimpse into cosmic neighbours from Chuck Astrophoto

Chuck’s lens has woven a celestial tapestry, showcasing the grandeur of Andromeda in exquisite detail. The swirling arms of this distant galaxy paint a mesmerizing portrait against the cosmic canvas, inviting us to contemplate the vastness of our galactic neighbourhood.

A glimpse into cosmic neighbours from Chuck Astrophoto

Image credit: https://twitter.com/chucksastropho1

Green-row aurora meets bright sun in Max Wernerson’s image

Max Wernerson invites us into a world where celestial wonders collide — an awe-inspiring, powerful green-row Aurora gracing one side of the sky while the bright sun illuminates the other over snowy landscapes. This unique perspective lets us witness the beauty that unfolds when nature’s elements intertwine in the cosmic ballet.

Green-row aurora meets bright sun in Max Wernerson's image

Image credit: https://twitter.com/welloffthetrack

Abel Borrasca’s celestial symphony: Milky Way over Lake Cuber

In this celestial haven, Abel Borrasca’s photography becomes a portal to infinity. The Milky Way, like an artist’s brushstroke across the night sky, paints a trail of stardust over Mallorca’s paradise. Abel Borrasca’s lens captures the intricate details of our cosmic home, highlighting the vastness of the galactic tapestry.

Abel Borrasca's celestial symphony: Milky Way over lake Cuber

Image credit: https://twitter.com/AbelBorrasca

Shaun Reynolds’s astro journey on the South Coast

Shaun Reynold shares with us the latest scoop – he has found the perfect celestial spot on the South Coast, a heaven for astro enthusiasts. The dark, clear skies and the tranquil beauty of the coast set the stage for his astronomical pursuits. Shaun’s journey reminds us of the joy of reconnecting with nature and the night sky.

Shaun Reynolds's astro journey on the South Coast

Image credit: https://twitter.com/shaunreylec

To all the stargazers who’ve joined us on this journey, thank you for sharing in the wonder of the universe. The best is yet to come, so stay tuned for the next chapter of the best space photos of the next week!

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