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Comet Neowise passes over Stonehenge

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Travel/Tourism, Gold in Special/Night Photography
  • Photographer
    James Rushforth
  • Credit
    James Rushforth

This single-exposure image of comet NEOWISE passing over Stonehenge in the United Kingdom was my favorite image of 2020 and also the one that brought me the most solace. There is something inherently comforting about looking up at the stars and watching this frozen ball of ice and rock continuing on its epic journey, unaware of our trials and tribulations. When this comet last passed our planet, this historic monument did not exist. It's fascinating to wonder whether the stones will still be there when it next passes in 6,800 years.