Photographer Snaps Comet, Milky Way, and Aurora All in One Photo | My Modern Met

By Jessica Stewart on December 27, 2021
This rare photo is more like a once-in-a-FEW-lifetimes shot, since the comet is only visible every 6,800 years!

When Stanley Aryanto left his day job to pursue his passion as a photographer, he never could have imagined the opportunities that awaited him. He now dedicates all of his time to The Wicked Hunt, his photography business. And recently, on his latest “hunt” he won the ultimate prize, as he was able to capture the Neowise comet, the Northern Lights, and the Milky Way in one epic panorama.

Just seeing Neowise was rare enough, as the comet is only visible every 6,800 years, but to get all three together is a real jackpot. As if that weren’t enough, Mother Nature threw another treat his way when a Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, or STEVE, also came into view. STEVE is an atmospheric illusion that causes a green and purple ribbon of light to appear in the sky. So, in another frame, Aryanto delights us with this feast for the eyes.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Aryanto about this incredible moment and the meticulous planning that went into ensuring that he was in the right place at the right time. We also get into his decision to leave behind his career as a mechanical engineer and pursue his passion for photography. Read on for My Modern Met’s exclusive interview. […]

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