Night Sky Photos: International Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners

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Light in the Sky by Giorgia Hofer

Credit: Giorgia Hoffer/
The winners of the fifth annual Earth and Sky Photo Contest, organized by The World at Night (TWAN), were announced on June 18, 2014. First place went…Read More »

to Giorgia Hofer for the photo "Light in the Sky," which was taken on Jan. 1, 2014 from the Cibiana Pass in the Dolomites, a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps. Light rays frame the Big Dipper constellation over the snowy mountain.

"It is an excellent and striking composition, set in a fine location and the wintery setting makes this image a powerful statement about light pollution," contest judge David Malin said in a statement. "But light pollution also makes the image!"   Less «
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