By Kate Ryan
Winners have been announced for the annual photography exhibition hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and the results are beyond stunning. Chinese photographer Yu Jun’s mesmerizing photo, “Baily’s Beads,” won the Sun category as well as the overall competition, taking home a grand prize of £10,000. According to The Guardian, this stunning visual effect happens as a result of the moon passing over the sun, allowing beads of light to poke through in some places. By taking a series of photos and stacking them on top of one another with computer software, Yu Jun was able to show the total effect for one prize-winning image.
View the most gorgeous images from the competition organized by category below.
People And Space
Stars and Nebulae
Young Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
- Originally appeared at GOOD.is