Tristan da Cunha Islands Photographed at Night
Photographs of the village at night, with the recently installed street lights. Also Nightingale by moonlight.

We hope to extend this page in the future with further night-time views from the Tristan da Cunha Islands -
if there is a keen Southern Hemisphere Astronomer out there who could help with planet / star identification
or general knowledge please contact Richard on webmanager@tristandc.com.

The village at night

Photo taken by Alex Mitham
from the 1961 lava flow looking westwards to the Tristan Settlement and the Goat Ridge beyond
with a clear night sky above
at about 22.30
on 11th January 2014

     

The village at night

Another photo taken by Alex Mitham
from the 1961 lava flow looking westwards to the Tristan Settlement and the sea beyond
with a clear night sky above
at about 22.30
on 11th January 2014

     

The Residency

Photograph from
Administrator Alex Mitham
taken on 15th December 2013
on a clear night looking across
the lawns of The Residency
(where he and Hasene live)
towards the Goat Ridge.
The Administrator's Flag
flies from its usual flagpole
and the lawn is bathed in light
from the new street lamps
which in 2013 made walking
in the Settlement much easier at night, especially when cows are grazing there!

 

 

 

Nightingale Island

Moonlit night at The Rock
on Nightingale Island
captured by Otto Whitehead
on 24th September 2012
during an extended visit with
Antje Steinfurth, RSPB's Katrine Herian, Dougie Swain and members of the
Tristan Conservation Department
including Head of Department
Trevor Glass, Kirsty Green
and Julian Repetto.

The photo was published in an article written by Antje Steinfurth which appeared in the August 2013 Newsletter.