Around 4,500 images were entered into the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. Now, the winners have been chosen – and the photographs are stunning!
From shooting stars and meteor showers to the Northern Lights, some beautiful and breath taking subjects were the focus for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. With 4,500 entries from 80 countries to choose from, judges eventually whittled it down to a 140 image shortlist, with 31 prize winners.
Categories included Galaxies, Our Moon, Our Sun and Skyscapes. There’s also an overall winner – this year, the title was claimed by Yu Jun with his photograph ‘Baily’s Beads’ in the Our Sun category. The image depicts the 2016 total solar eclipse in a unique and extraordinary way, as shown in the video below – you can check the image out here!
The shortlisted images are on display at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, from September 17 to June 28.