Solar eclipse image wins astronomy photo award
Friday, September 18, 2015, 16:14 GMT -
Judges said they were enthralled by Jamet’s image capturing the drama of the total solar eclipse of 20th March 2015, 100m above the wintry valley of Sassendalen in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard.
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
The UK’s Matt Robinson was runner-up to Luc in the Skyscapes category with his photo of a noctilucent cloud display in Sunderland.
“I took the image because it was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful display… better than any Northern Lights display I’ve seen,” said Matt to The Weather Network UK.
“The competition came up on my news feed and I just entered – now I’m standing here as one of the runners up in the competition, so I’m still stunned about it," he added.
Check out the other winning photos from the various categories.
BBC Sky at Night Magazine’s Editor Chris Bramley, one of the judges for the competition, said of this year’s contest: “The quality of this year’s field of over 2,700 images from across the globe meant that there was some lively debate over the judging. Each and every category contained images of a jaw-dropping standard.”
The best photographs – winners, runners-up or highly commended in the different categories – are showcased in a free exhibition in the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre from 18 September 2015 until 26 June 2016.Follow Jamil Hussein on Google+, Twitter