If you love astrophotography, here’s a real treat. Royal Observatory Greenwich has just announced the magnificent shortlisted images of its 2021 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. The photos were taken all over the globe, and even beyond: there’s even a photo of the sunset on Mars. So without further ado, let’s dive in and enjoy this gorgeous selection of images.
Last week’s partial solar eclipse lasted for about 2.5 hours, leaving photographers with an opportunity to capture some stunning shots. Photographer Göran Strand (previously) managed to pack it into only ten seconds. It took patience, time, and a whole lot of photos to make it happen. 50,000 photos, to be exact. But he ended up with an incredibly smooth and detailed timelapse that you can see below.
Photos and videos of the recent partial solar eclipse are starting to come in, leaving me incredibly inspired. Photographer Zev Hoover made a series of photos that made my jaw drop the moment I saw them. He captured a sequence of a bird flyby in front of the solar eclipse, adding a dash of abstraction to this amazing scene. I spoke with Zev a bit about how he took them, and he kindly shared some details and of course – the photos – with DIYP.
Even if you’re not an early bird, here’s something worth getting up earlier for. On 10 June this year, the US and Canada-based photographers will be able to observe and shoot a “sunrise eclipse.” In other words, the sun will rise in the middle of a deep partial eclipse, giving you a chance for creating some striking images.
In late December 2019, people in some parts of the world had the opportunity to see a total annular solar eclipse. Photographer Joshua Cripps found himself in the Middle East around that time, and he decided to extend his trip so he could shoot the eclipse in the UAE desert. And I’m glad he did, because he ended up with an incredible image that captured my attention the moment I saw it.
Joshua kindly shared his photo of 2019’s final eclipse with DIYP, along with some BTS and details about how it was shot. It took a tremendous amount of planning and effort, but it was well worth it.
The total solar eclipse from July this year gave us some spectacular photos and videos. The year is coming to its end, but if you want to shoot a solar eclipse, you’ll have another chance before 2019 is over. On 26 December, a total solar eclipse will be visible in India, Singapore, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and some parts of Australia. But this so-called “ring of fire” eclipse is somewhat different than the one we saw earlier this year.
In July 2019, Photographer Dan Marker-Moore set up his gear on a remote mountaintop in Chile to capture a total solar eclipse. Using his recognizable time-slice style, he created a very unique collection of images. Combining hundreds of photos, he created several captivating, chart-like composites that show various stages of the eclipse.
In the 21st century, millions of people got to see, photograph and film a total solar eclipse. With technology so advanced and widely available, in recent years we got to see photos and footage shot from an airplane, a stratospheric balloon and even from space. But what was it like to shoot this phenomenon almost 120 years ago? Thanks to a recently recovered video, you can see the first ever footage of a total solar eclipse, filmed way back in 1900.
In case you hadn’t seen the onslaught of photographs on social media over the past couple of days, we recently experienced a blood moon lunar eclipse. The total eclipse was visible from North and South America, Europe and western Africa. Central and eastern Africa, as well as Asia, got to see a partial eclipse.
But one lucky astronomer, Jose Maria Madiedo, got to see something that nobody’s ever captured on camera before. An asteroid hitting the Moon’s surface during an eclipse. You can see the video of the event above.
This time last year, the total solar eclipse made millions of people stop, observe, film and photograph the breathtaking sight. Photographer Jon Carmichael captured the totality from an airplane and made it look like the photo was taken from space. Many people have described it as “the most amazing image ever taken from a commercial airplane.” And now, Carmichael shares the equally amazing story that follows this awe-inspiring photo.