• Coast - Love the Music

    Now Playing

    Love the Music - Coast

  • Linda Ronstadt / James Ingram - SOMEWHERE OUT THERE

    Previously Played

    SOMEWHERE OUT THERE - Linda Ronstadt / James Ingram

  • LOVE AFFAIR - EVERLASTING LOVE

    Previously Played

    EVERLASTING LOVE - LOVE AFFAIR

  • LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - HIGH

    Previously Played

    HIGH - LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

  • COMMODORES - STILL

    Previously Played

    STILL - COMMODORES

  • STEELY DAN - RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER

    Previously Played

    RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER - STEELY DAN

  • KENNY ROGERS - LADY

    Previously Played

    LADY - KENNY ROGERS

  • THE BEATLES - WE CAN WORK IT OUT

    Previously Played

    WE CAN WORK IT OUT - THE BEATLES

  • SUZI QUATRO & CHRIS NORMAN - STUMBLIN IN

    Previously Played

    STUMBLIN IN - SUZI QUATRO & CHRIS NORMAN

  • HAMILTON, JOE FRANK & REYNOLDS - DON'T PULL YOUR LOVE

    Previously Played

    DON'T PULL YOUR LOVE - HAMILTON, JOE FRANK & REYNOLDS

  • REO SPEEDWAGON - KEEP ON LOVING YOU

    Previously Played

    KEEP ON LOVING YOU - REO SPEEDWAGON

  • GEORGE BENSON - On Broadway

    Previously Played

    On Broadway - GEORGE BENSON

  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG - WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

    Previously Played

    WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

  • Wham! - WAKE ME UP (BEFORE YOU GO,GO)

    Previously Played

    WAKE ME UP (BEFORE YOU GO,GO) - Wham!

  • BREWER & SHIPLEY - ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE

    Previously Played

    ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE - BREWER & SHIPLEY

  • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS - TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS

    Previously Played

    TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS - THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

  • BRYAN ADAMS - HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN

    Previously Played

    HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN - BRYAN ADAMS

  • ALBERT HAMMOND - IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Previously Played

    IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - ALBERT HAMMOND

  • BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

    Previously Played

    TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - BERLIN

  • THE MONKEES - A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU

    Previously Played

    A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU - THE MONKEES

  • ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - RAMBLIN' MAN

    Previously Played

    RAMBLIN' MAN - ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

Kiwi Photographer's night-sky photos wow the world

Section
Photos,
Publish Date
Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:15PM

Photographs of the New Zealand night sky are turning the heads of stargazers around the world.

Photographer Paul Wilson, who is based in Christchurch, has had his incredible snaps of the night sky shared by BBC Earth and is garnering thousands of likes on Facebook.

This mesmerising photo, taken at Cannibal Bay, has been shared more than 3000 times.

"There was some pretty awesome airglow on this night. With cloud rapidly approaching we had to be quick and get our shots in. Thirty minutes after this was taken it was completely overcast," Wilson wrote of the image.

"It's winter here when the Milky Way galaxy is at its most visible, meaning more dark hours to get out there and capture it," Wilson told the Herald last year.

Another factor was the lack of light pollution in the South Island, making it easier to capture the galaxy.

New Zealand is one of only three countries in the world to have a Gold Rated International Dark Sky Reserve - the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve on the South Island.

This dark sky reserve is also the biggest in the world, and includes the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and the villages of Lake Tekapo, Twizel and Mt Cook.

Although Wilson's nights are spent capturing the night sky, during the day he is a wedding photographer.

Source: NZ Herald.