When I first visited the Tibetan Himalayas last year, the stunning night sky and fantastic experience deeply attracted me. So I decide to live in Lhasa [Tibet’s capital city], and have a plan to capture all the Himalayas including Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan … at night.
The attached are some of my favorite Tibetan images.
Bottom line: High above sea level – and far from light pollution – Tibet offers one of the most breathtaking night skies in the world. A collection of photos by Jeff Dai.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. In 2020, she was the Education Prize from the American Astronomical Society, the largest organization of professional astronomers in North America. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.
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