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World At Night; Amazing Images Of The Dark Sky

Babak Tafreshi Is A National Geographic Award-Winning Photographer And The Founder Of The Twanight Project.

 For The Past Two Decades, He Has Recorded Breathtaking Scenes From The Night Sky On All Continents.

Babak Tafreshi was born in 1978 in Tehran; He then moved with his family to Boston, Massachusetts. Babak often travels from the heart of the desert to the Himalayas and Antarctica; Wherever the night sky dominates. 

This proud Iranian photographer received the 2009 Lenart Nelson Award for his global contribution to night sky photography, which at the time was considered the most prestigious international honor for scientific photography. 

With the establishment of the “World at Night” program ( TWAN ), Babak provided a suitable platform for publishing photos of night sky photographers; Launched in 2007, the program is an international effort to provide stunning night-vision shots against celestial attractions.

 TWAN creates thousands of beautiful, captivating, and realistic images of the night and timeless movies from some of the most beautiful and historic places in the world in the night background of stars, planets and celestial events and exposes them to the public.

The endless sky looks the same over all lands and testifies to the integrated nature of the earth. 

Those who participate in these global programs; They learn to see humanity as a united family living together on a planet in the vast oceans of the world. 

This global perspective motivates us to strive for a better and more peaceful planet for all the inhabitants of the universe.

Night hides the world and reveals the world

In the following, we will introduce Babak Tafreshi more and see some of the most beautiful images recorded by this talented and fascinated artist in the dark sky.  

Starry sky at moonset over colorful desert rock formation, from oxidation of different metals. Orion, Gemini, Taurus and Pleiades, Auriga and Capella are on the right and Polaris and Little Dipper is on the left.

Long exposure image of star trails above a river through a forest, with Polaris a6t topright and light of a nearby town on the horizon

Sirius, Orion, and winter Milky Way above the remote Racetrack Playa with naturally moving rocks due to thin night-time surface ice sheets that are driven by wind.
Night sky, a mountain road, and glow of Las Vegas from 90 miles distance.

Bright galactic core of the Milky Way with Mars, Saturn, and Antares in Scorpius above moonlit sandstone rock formations in the Alabama Hills of California.
Green aurora light reflecting from rapid waters of Hvita river in Iceland.

Aurora Borealis. View of the aurora borealis (northern lights) reflected in a fjord in Norway. The aurora borealis is a coloured light display that is visible in the night sky at high latitudes. It occurs when charged and energetic particles from the Sun (the solar wind) are drawn by Earth’s magnetic field to the polar regions. Hundreds of kilometres up, they collide with gas molecules and atoms, causing them to emit light. Photographed near Trosmo, Norway.

Stars of the Ursa Minor (the Little Bear)includin gthe north Star, Polaris, photographed above prehistoric rock art (petroglyphs) in the valley of Teimareh, Iran. The Teimareh valley is full of ancient petroglyphs, dating from 4500 to 17000 years ago. With about 20,000 engraved images, the region is one of the world’s most diverse petroglyph sites.

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