The shortlisted images for the UK-based Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 include a…

The photographer’s aim for this image was to focus on the Moon’s trajectory at the centre of the photograph, dividing the human world from the sky.
It was tight to time the dark sky just after sunset and the moonrise behind the buildings.
The curfew imposed in France decided the location these roofs look out onto the photographer’s flat in the centre of Paris.
The photographer had to predict the precise moment and place that the Full Moon would come out from behind the buildings.
The woman standing on the roof appears to be the link between the city and the sky, impressed competition bosses, said.