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The World at Night 2014

Feast your eyes on the winners of the 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, presented by The World at Night.

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Over the Top

Luc Perrot
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Image: The Big Dipper, framed between light rays, appears above Cibiana Pass, Dolomites (Alps), northern Italy

Light in the Sky

"Light in the Sky" by Giorgia Hofer. The Big Dipper, framed between light rays, appears above Cibiana Pass, Dolomites (Alps), northern Italy. The first winner in Against the Lights category.
Giorgia Hofer
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Image: The zodiacal light (false dusk/dawn) in the evening sky of Hug Point at the Pacific Ocean coastline in northern Oregon

False Dusk and Falls

"False Dusk and Falls at Oregon Coast" by Ben Coffman. The zodiacal light (false dusk/dawn) in the evening sky of Hug Point at the Pacific Ocean coastline in northern Oregon. The second winner in Beauty of the Night Sky category.
Ben Coffman
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Image:I n a moonlit night of Lofoten Islands, Norway, aurora borealis appears over Reine fishing village.

Reflected Aurora

"Reflected Aurora" by Alex Conu. In a moonlit night of Lofoten Islands, Norway, aurora borealis appears over Reine fishing village. The second first winner in Against the Lights category.
Alex Conu
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Image: Aurora over Kirkjufell waterfalls in Iceland

Kirkjufell Nights

"Kikjufell Nights" by Nicholas Roemmelt. Aurora over Kirkjufell waterfalls in Iceland. The third winner in Beauty of the Night category.
Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt
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Image: The starry winter sky is merged into light domes of cities near Maranjab Salt Lake, Kashan, Iran

Unlimited Sky

"Unlimited Sky" by Majid Ghohroodi. The starry winter sky is merged into light domes of cities near Maranjab Salt Lake, Kashan, Iran. The third winner in Against the Lights category.
Majid Ghohroodi
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Image:  Stargazing from a desert near Fayoum, about 60 miles south of Cairo, Egypt

Little Explorer

"Little Explorer" by Ibrahim Elawadi. Stargazing from a desert near Fayoum, about 60 miles south of Cairo, Egypt. The fourth winner in Beauty of the Night Sky category.
Ibrahim Elawadi
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Image:  The Milky Way over the light of Wellington, New Zealand, which is diffused by heavy fog

Fog Below and the Stars Above

"Fog Below and The Stars Above" by Mark Gee. The Milky Way over the light of Wellington, New Zealand, which is diffused by heavy fog. The fourth winner in Against the Lights category.
Mark Gee
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Image: Southern stars trail in a long exposure image over the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia

Bioluminescence and Star Trails

"Bioluminescence & Star Trails" by Phil Hart. Southern stars trail in a long exposure image over the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia. The green airglow and yellow Milky Way appear above rare and brilliant bioluminescence by planktons in the waves. the fifth winner of the Beauty of the Night Sky category.
Phil Hart
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Image: A long-exposure photo sequence has captured star trails from the sacred Taishan or Mount Tai

Heavenly Street

"Heavenly Street" by Song Hongxiao. A long-exposure photo sequence has captured star trails from the sacred Taishan or Mount Tai. LED flashlights by thousands of people who are climbing the mountain in early morning to see the sunrise from the peak made the white-blue path. The fifth winner in Against the Lights category.
Song Hongxiao
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