A photo released by the European Southern Observatory shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminating the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, in Chile, home to ESOs Very Large Telescope.
The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday
Hot air balloons fly over Igualada, Spain, during an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival. The morning flight of more than 30 balloons was shorter than expected due to strong wind.
Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground
Diners have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”
The Shard building is photographed in London on Thursday.
A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia
A starry night sky on the Isle of Man, one of the best places in the British Isles to stargaze. The island has 26 designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Light pollution means that most Britons have never seen a truly dark sky, but its low population density and small number of built-up areas, makes the island an ideal location.
Parachuters in southern Seoul practising for a show on Armed Forces Day. The government designated October 1 as the Armed Forces Day to commemorate the date in 1950 when United Nations troops pushed back North Koreans past the 38th parallel that bisects the Korean Peninsula since then, the Yonhap news agency reported.
Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany on Friday.
Synchronised acrobats jump from heights of up to 23 metres into a water basin at a theme park in Geiselwind in southern Germany.
An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.
Thousands of young people release paper lanterns to celebrate “World Peace Through Meditation”, in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Friday at the University of the Philippines campus at Miagao, Iloilo. The organisers claim to have released 15,185 lanterns into the sky breaking the standing record, set in Romania, of 12,740 sky lanterns released in a single event
Lightning flashes in the sky on Thursday in Zhuhai, China. Two people in the province of Guangdong, where Zhuhai is situated, have been killed since Saturday and heavy rainfall has left water levels waist high.
Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm breaks in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Visitors high in the sky and a crane site at the booth of the German company Liebherr at Bauma, the International Trade Fair in Munich, southern Germany, on April 18, 2013. More than 3.400 exhibitors from 57 countries shows their newest products during the great trade fair until April 21, 2013.