Best Astrophotos Of The Week: Northern Lights And Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Take Central Stage

30th Mar 2024
Best Astrophotos Of The Week: Northern Lights And Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Take Central Stage

This week, except for the beautiful Full Moon, the universe cheered us up with several other celestial wonders. In the fresh collection of best astrophotos of the week, prepare to get obsessed with images of Northern lights lighting up the skies across the world, Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, Milky Way, and others!

Moon Through Photographer’s Lens

Moon Through Photographer's Lens
Image Credit: Dylan Middleton

We were fascinated by the first image from the best astrophotos of the week, the perspective of the Moon, which captures the moment of the photographer’s work!

“The sky cleared for a short while here in Krong Siem Reap and the moon was looking great! Unfortunately the Milky Way is coming up just behind it too,” Dylan Middleton has shared on Facebook.

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Among Best Astrophotos Of The Week

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks
Image Credit: Con Stoitsis

“Amazing Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks 2024-03-26 UT 20:30 Courtesy. Observatorio Altamira Fasnia-Tenerife-Islas Canarias,” the author has written on X (former Twitter).


Image Credit: Dinh Dung

Ruby Kwong

“Dancing colours in the sky,” described Dinh Dung’s photograph Facebook user Ruby Kwong. And it’s true – Milky Way colours are genuinely fascinating!

Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359) Among Best Astrophotos Of The Week

Image Credit: @AbelBorrasca

“NGC 2359, a star on the verge of its death, contains the Wolf-Rayet star known as WD1. This nebula illuminated by the bright stars of its region, has the shape of the mythical Norse god, known as Thor’s Caste, about 15k light years away , in Can Mayor,” @AbelBorrasca has written on X (former Twitter).

Reflected Gems

Reflected Gems
Image Credit: Max Inwood

“The golden rule of astrophotography is to scout your locations in the daytime. However for this image we did the complete opposite, getting lost in the forest on the way to this lake,” Max Inwood has commented on Facebook.

Stars Filling The Sky

Stars Filling The Sky
Image Credit: Iván Calamonte

“Soon those nights will arrive when we can gather under the starry mantle, and just as our ancestors did, we will contemplate the stories that the stars tell us,” Iván Calamonte has written on X (former Twitter).

Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Image Credit: Rich Scheller

“From last night, 23 mar 2024…The moon was very bright. Usually I take Northern Lights photo in the darkest place I could find or no visible moon. But the effects with the bright moon make it looked like it was taken during dawn or twilight hours,” the author has shared on Facebook.

Venus And The Moon

Venus And The Moon
Image Credit: @astro_jaz

“That bright dot in this image is Venus, seen alongside the Moon 30 years ago by the Clementine orbiter,” the photographer has commented on X (former Twitter).

Aurora And Flowers

Aurora and flowers
Image Credit: Melanie Loth

“My very first Aurora from last night finally downloaded them and so happy with the results,” Melanie Loth has written on Facebook.

Orion And Taurus

Orion And Taurus
Image Credit: Jamie Wilson

And the last of the best astrophotos of the week represents “Orion vs Taurus over Lough Derg, Ireland,” as its author, Jamie Wilson, has shared on Facebook.

We are thankful to all passionate astrophotographers who have shared their amazing photos on social media!

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