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Category: Eclipses

2018 Lunar Eclipses, compared

The image shows sequence of both total lunar eclipses of 2018 compared to each other. In both cases, identic equipment, setting and post-processing was applied to get the best comparsion possibilities. The white lines show ecliptic (with its sky equator orientation), small crosses mark the centers of Earth’s shadow (showed by thee circles around total…
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Colors of the longest eclipse

Colors of the longest eclipse

Enjoy the colors of the century’s longest lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018. The Moon was close to its distant point of lunar orbit, making the apogee lunar eclipse. Moreover, as the Moon went through the central part of the shadow, it took over 103 minutes of the total eclipse (the middle sequence). Even if…
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Magical eclipse view over the Rhodes Island

What a wonderful time I spent in Rhodes Island, Greece! Enjoying 103 minutes of total lunar eclipse on 27th July, 2018 over cliff of one of most silent and beautiful island’s beach, I could see the dark-orange eclipsed Moon in Gegenschein, bright Mars in its great opposition, the Milky Way with Saturn “swamped” in it…
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Perigee and Apogee Lunar Eclipses

In 2018, very unusual astronomical situation occured: both perigee and apogee full Moons were totally eclipsed. The first one, on 31 January 2018, was one of two so called “supermoons” of 2018 and also second full Moon of the same month (in UTC time), making this one Super Blue Blood Moon. Even if the perigee…
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The way a solar eclipse is…

And this is the way it is. Nature gets darker, all around silences and you are just engulfed by completely unknown face of the nature. You don’t know what to think, what to do, it just takes your breath away. The sun gets black, surounded by long motionless streamers of solar corona, looking like a…
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The beads of solar eclipse

This surrealistic image shows “story” of total solar eclipse on 21st August 2017 over Guernsey State Park, USA. Story begins from left when total eclipse starts with so called diamond ring phase of the spectacular phenomenon, followed by Baily’s beads and full coverage of the Sun by the Moon. Same is shown on right, when…
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Two total eclipses

This is not quite original idea anymore since similar (and fantastic!) image has been produced by Wang Letian and Zhang Jiajie, however I had this on my mind for a years. Fortunately, they say “even if two do the same, it is not the same”, and this is the only reason I don’t feel that…
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