• Coast Online - Love the Music

    Now Playing

    Love the Music - Coast Online

  • THE DOORS - Light My Fire

    Previously Played

    Light My Fire - THE DOORS

  • CULTURE CLUB - KARMA CHAMELEON

    Previously Played

    KARMA CHAMELEON - CULTURE CLUB

  • THE JACKSONS - SHAKE YOUR BODY(DOWN TO THE GROUND)

    Previously Played

    SHAKE YOUR BODY(DOWN TO THE GROUND) - THE JACKSONS

  • Coast online - All the Classic Hits .

    Previously Played

    All the Classic Hits . - Coast online

  • Diana Ross & the Supremes - YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE

    Previously Played

    YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - Diana Ross & the Supremes

  • BONEY M - RIVERS OF BABYLON

    Previously Played

    RIVERS OF BABYLON - BONEY M

  • RICK ASTLEY - NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

    Previously Played

    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - RICK ASTLEY

  • DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By The Pool

    Previously Played

    Twisting By The Pool - DIRE STRAITS

  • CHIC - I WANT YOUR LOVE

    Previously Played

    I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC

  • PRINCE - RASPBERRY BERET

    Previously Played

    RASPBERRY BERET - PRINCE

  • ROBERT PALMER - BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU

    Previously Played

    BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU - ROBERT PALMER

  • Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) THE TIME OF MY LIFE

    Previously Played

    (I've Had) THE TIME OF MY LIFE - Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes

  • BILLY JOEL - MY LIFE

    Previously Played

    MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL

  • BILLY OCEAN - Love Really Hurts Without You

    Previously Played

    Love Really Hurts Without You - BILLY OCEAN

  • MADONNA - INTO THE GROOVE

    Previously Played

    INTO THE GROOVE - MADONNA

  • DAN HARTMAN - Instant Replay

    Previously Played

    Instant Replay - DAN HARTMAN

  • KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND - Shake Your Booty

    Previously Played

    Shake Your Booty - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

  • CLIFF RICHARD - CARRIE

    Previously Played

    CARRIE - CLIFF RICHARD

  • CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR

    Previously Played

    LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

  • AMERICA - YOU CAN DO MAGIC

    Previously Played

    YOU CAN DO MAGIC - AMERICA

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.