Once more leaning into nostalgia for pre-pandemic times, our judges chose Randall Peterman’s shot of the aurora as seen from Norway is the Photo of the Week for November 13, 2020.
This image of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, was taken from Uttakleiv Beach in the Lofoten Islands of Norway on November 27, 2018. Lofoten is an archipelago in the northern part of Norway.
He used an Olympus OM-D E-M1, and the lens he used was an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ ED MSC, set to f/3.6 at 13mm. The exposure time was four seconds.
“A half-Moon behind me lit up the mountains and beach,” he wrote.
Our runner up this week Alec Lee’s photo of the Hunter’s Moon rising behind Mount Baker, over Victoria, British Columbia, on October 31, 2020.
Lee said the image was shot from Colwood, British Columbia, using a Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 200-500 lens set at 200mm and f/5.6. The exposure time was 1/5 second.
“A spectacular Hallowe’en Moon rise, the Hunter’s Moon/Blue Moon rising behind Mount Baker,” Lee said.
Prizes for the 2020-21 SkyNews Photo of the Week contest are sponsored by Sky-Watcher, Celestron, iOptron and The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Click here for more details on the prize packages that will be awarded to the best photos this year.