Pic of the week: Moon over Grampians.
The moon setting with Venus from Reid’s Lookout, in Victoria’s Grampians National Park.
Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor Greg Gorter
A staff member wearing a mock space suit poses in the Gobi desert near the C-space project Mars simulation base outside Jinchang.
Image Credit: Photograph by Thomas Peter/Reuters
The TÜBİTAK national observatory is located 2,500 metres (8,200ft) up Mount Bakirlitepe in Saklıkent.
Image Credit: Photograph: TASS/Barcroft Images
Image Credit: Photograph by Ron Pantekoek.
“This is a composite image consisting of 150 images to create the star-trails, one image for the truck ‘moving’ head and tail lights, and one for the foreground.
All images were taken on the same night just outside the city limits of Bourke, New South Wales, Australia, and took several hours to make.”
Aurora Panorama 3
The vivid green Northern Lights dance above Lyngenfjord, Norway, tracing out the shape of the Earth’s magnetic field above the waters.
Green, the most common colour associated with aurorae, is produced by oxygen atoms and molecules energised by the impact of solar particles that have escaped the sun’s atmosphere, causing them to glow brightly
Image Credit: Photograph by Jan R Olsen
The Milky Way
A torch is shone into the night sky showing the scale of the Milky Way, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Image Credi: ABC Open contributor OsirisRa
Source: The Milky Way – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)