The world’s most prestigious competition for cosmic images has revealed its shortlist—and it’s packed with wonder.
From the Moon and eclipses to comets and the northern lights, the shortlisted images for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year have been plucked from over 3,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers in 67 countries.
Organized by London’s Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Liberty Specialty Markets and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine, this 14th annual competition will announce its winners on September 15, 2022.
Comet Leonard from Namibia
Northern Lights reflections from Alberta
A Harvest Moon behind Glastonbury Tor
A partial solar eclipse over Italy
The Jovian family from Chile
A moonrise over Los Angeles
The winning images will be displayed in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum from Saturday 17 September alongside a selection of exceptional shortlisted images.