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The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Sharing a glorious southern sunset sky my husband captured the other evening. 🙌🏻Wishing a happy Father's Day to my sweet hubby of 26 years. I know today is especially a tough one for him, having lost his dad this past year. I need to thank the good Lord above that my dad is still with us this Father's Day, as he was in a bad auto accident just last month and was trapped in his vehicle, upside down, but escaped virtually unharmed! Wishing all the dads out there a day filled with warm memories or reflecting on fond memories! ❤ #naturephotography #sunset #southernsky #amateurphotography

Brewery hopping with the best group of friends! #SouthernSky #DryCounty

SUNRISE 🌅 Such a beautiful time of the day. I get to enjoy quiet time before my kids wake up, it's cool (it's been so hot here in Perth!) and I even managed some YouTube exercise this morning 😊 Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 😘 #sunrise #perth #followthesun #australia #southernsky

Catching some star trails out in Broken Hill. If you look closely you can see where a satellite has crossed almost exactly through the South Celestial Pole. 🌓⭐️💫 #southernsky #stargazing #astronomy #outbackaustralia

🎼 cuban music and pina colada 🍹#tenerife #summervibes #partytime #southernsky ✨💫

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When the sea crosses the sky. #lastlight #backyard #southernsky #tasmania

Morning feeding view.
#southernsky

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Repost from @natgeotravel - Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Night : see, i'm not darkness. I'm sparkling 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 @Regranned from @natgeotravel - Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky - #regrann

You know what's special about a sunset on the ocean beside it's captivating beauty? You can't see it anywhere on the east coast of australia! So I had to drive 1300 kms and wait for hours to capture this moment ! Though the weather wasn't really clear or I could've totally missed it for many other reasons; I think it was worth the risk. It was worth taking the chance, cause if you want to explore you have to be extremely patient; but when the right moment comes it will be very beautiful and totally worth the Wait.

#exploration #patience #explore #discover #adventure #adventurouslife #adventurousphotography #explorer #beingpatient #travel #travelphotography
#sunset #sunsetontheocean #sunsetonthesea #southernocean #antarcticocean #southaustralia #australia #robe #beach #southernsky #nature #naturebeauty #naturephotography

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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

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El proyecto Mundo en la noche | •
En una típica noche sin luna en lo profundo del Desierto de Atacama en Chile, se encuentra bajo un océano de estrellas. Aquí miras alrededor del horizonte y no hay un signo prominente de las luces de la ciudad. No quedan muchos lugares en este planeta donde aún se puede experimentar un cielo oscuro como este. He estado en los mejores cielos oscuros de otros continentes desde el corazón del Sahara hasta el Himalaya o las islas del Pacífico. Pero lo que hace que Atacama sea aún mejor es estar seco y despejado durante tantas noches al año.
Fotografiado en 2011 en una misión para el Observatorio Europeo Austral (ESO), aquí el cielo del sur aparece sobre un cactus en la cima de una colina en una zona de gran altitud del desierto. Canopus, la segunda estrella más brillante en el cielo nocturno, está cerca del centro, al lado de las Nubes de Magallanes (galaxias satélite de la Vía Láctea). Aparecen aquí como visibles a simple vista. La icónica Cruz del Sur, la constelación más pequeña en el cielo, está justo encima de la colina.

Lea sobre mi ubicación favorita en el cielo oscuro en "Los mejores sitios de observación de estrellas del mundo", publicada en natgeo.com y sígueme @babaktafreshi para obtener más información. • .
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Sigue @nacgeo @nacgeotravel @nacgeocreative #nacgeotravel
#atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky
#nature
#photoofthedays #photooftheday #naturephotography #naturephotographyday #wildlifephotography #photooftheweek #photooftheweekend #picofthedayphoto #picoftheday #picofthedays #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #macrophotography

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Mt Tomah - Blue Mountains.
The light pollution from Sydney continues to get worse each year. Will need to go out past Lithgow next time to get some decent shots.

#astrophotography #milkyway #astronomy #stars #nightscape #_bestnightpix_ @nightskap #southernsky #nswcamping #tourismnsw #canonaustralia #nightsky #lightpollution ☄⛺🌌 🇦🇺

Sunset, between the clouds and the water. 12.10.2017
#sunset #thingsisee #mylife #adventures #southern #gulfofmexico #sky #skyporn #skyscapes #southernsky #sun

Looking forward to being there! #chile #Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky #Repost @natgeotravel with @insta.save.repost • • •

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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Stardust ✨🚀 #Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

I love this pic, but I’m pretty sure that center cactus is giving us the flinger.
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

regram @natgeotravel
Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

#Repost @natgeotravel
Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a typical moonless night deep in the Atacama Desert of Chile you are under an ocean of stars. Here you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights. Not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to greatest dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama even better is being dry and clear for so many nights per year.
Photographed in 2011 on assignment for European Southern Observatory (ESO), here the southern sky appears above hill-top cactus in a high altitude area of the desert. Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, is near the center, next to the Magellanic Clouds (Milky Way’s satellite galaxies). They appear here as visible to the naked eye. The iconic Southern Cross, the smallest constellation in the sky, is right above the hill.

Read about my favorite dark sky location on “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” published on natgeo.com (google natgeo stargazing) and follow me @babaktafreshi for more.
@natgeo @natgeocreative #atacama #chile #nightsky #milkyway #southernsky #astrophotography #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight #southerncross #canopus #cactus #darksky

The sky looking like a Spielberg film!
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In Greer, South Carolina, my family is from this state. The story goes like this: after finishing his army service, my grandfather returned home and shortly after got into some trouble with folks back here. I've heard it involved one or two females, which makes sense to me! Because of that he fled north, landed in the Harlem YMCA, met my grandmother and the rest as they say is history. Even though we we're born in NY SC still has a pull on the heart my family. The quiet, the space, the history. Gonna find out more about the Chappelle's of Columbia, SC in these coming years.
#americana #americansouth #southernsky #southerncharm #sunsetblue #sunsetblues #sunset #photojournal #photography #suburanphotography #ruralsouth #dystopianfuture #dystopia #e.t.#

Catching some star trails out in Broken Hill. If you look closely you can see where a satellite has crossed almost exactly through the South Celestial Pole. 🌓⭐️💫 #southernsky #stargazing #astronomy #outbackaustralia

庭にある南天の実が綺麗だったので、ちょっと早いけどお正月の準備?葉の部分を切っていたら、これはこれでサマになったから別の形で飾り付け。#南天の実 #南天の葉 #南天 #instalike #instagram #instacooll #instagramjapan #leaf #飾り付け#中村平三#nandina #southernsky #heavenlybamboo

What a sky. #lookup #sunset #tgif

"Orion above Aspen Ridge"
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Camping on Aspen Ridge in Colorado on clear night in Autumn is a mesmerizing experience. There is very little light pollution and the stars and milky way are bright in the night sky. It is especially beautiful with the changing color in the aspen trees. In this shot of an aspen grove, I caught the constellation Orion above the trees.

#FBF Take me Back to Charleston at Sunset ❤️ #charleston #nofilter #southernsky #sunset

The only thing that gets me through any day of the year. #music #MySoul #entranced #baphomet #black #lunar #bloodisthenewblack #instrumental #AlmostOver #SouthernSky

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