Photo of Northern Lights in Iceland Wins Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 May 2011 03:30

A photograph taken by Stephane Vetter of the northern lights display in the winter sky above the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in south Iceland on March 10 won first place in the “Beauty of the Night Sky” in the second International Earth and Sky Contest held by The World At Night (TWAN).

Photo of Northern Lights in Iceland Wins Contest

The northern lights in a different location in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The picture is described as “a dazzling green aurora [that] frames the arc of the Milky Way over Jökulsárlón,” as stated on the National Geographic website.

Organized by astronomy-education projects TWAN and Global Astronomy Month, the contest honors pictures that meet one of two criteria: "either to impress people on how important and amazing the starry sky is, or to impress people on how bad the problem of light pollution has become."

In total, ten winners were announced May 9 in either the "Beauty of the Night Sky" or "Against the Lights" category.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 11:53

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