These stunning images show the beauty of the night skies from across the globe. Captured by Iranian astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi, 31, the images were created using long exposures. Here, the Milky Way, the planet Jupiter and the constellation Scorpius can be clearly seen
Capella, the sixth brightest star in the night sky, rises above the top of the world at Mount Everest. To the right is Mt. Lhutse. The mountains and the Buddhist stupa in the foreground are illuminated by the moonlight.
The Milky Way and the planet Jupiter shine above the tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran
The Aurora Borealis appears above a fjord in the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway
The Milky Way photographed from the floor of a canyon on the island of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf