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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

Pre-solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

Pre-Solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

This pre-solstice penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5th, 2020, was not easy to see due to wild rainy/cloudy weather over the Czech Republic. Eventually, I found a beautiful spot nearby Hrobice, from where the penubrally eclipsed Moon rose over Kuneticka Hora castle. It was taken at 19:16 UTC, so only 9 minutes before the maximum…
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ISS transits the Perigee Moon

ISS transits the Perigee Moon

Full Moon night of 7/8 May, 2020, brought two phenomenal moments here in the Czech Republic. The first one was the red moonrise of the perigee Full Moon, the second one even more unuqie–the ISS transit in front of the Moon. I captured this 1.4s short moment right from garden on my cottage, which made…
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Moon, Venus, and Three crosses

Moon, Venus, and Three crosses

On April 26th, 2020, a beautiful celestial conjunction occured by late evening hours. The young (crescent) Moon with its Earthshined “face” appeared close by bright planet Venus. Me and my fiend Rene Uxa enjoyed this view by cultural and historical monument called “Three crosses” (crosses of hope) nearby Prameny, Mariánské Lázně, the Czech Republic. Wonderful…
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Kunetic Full Moon

Kunetic Full Moon

The Full Moon yesterday, on 7 April, 2020, rose up almost in time of perigee, yet in back sunlight scattered not only on (this years’ closest) Full Moon, but also on the Kuneticka Hora castle from 15th century, now freshly reconstructed. Image was taken from about 6km distance by Hrádek village, so the castle made…
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ISS transits the Moon

ISS transits the Moon–again

More and more is to see now – Venus by Pleiades, comet ATLAS and–ISS flying by the Moon. This time I succeeded close by my observation site with full transit. Illuminated Space Station was beautifully visible to naked eyes, here is even more to see, using 1m telephoto lense. Specifically used Canon 6D, MTO 1100/f10.5,…
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ISS by the Moon

ISS by the Moon

On 5 February 2020, the ISS flew in front of the Moon, seen from East Bohemia. Me and my friend Josef Kujal succeeded with capturing of the flyby and even were able to get some details of the International Space Station, despite the bright twilight. While away from the Moon, the ISS was pretty bright,…
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Penumbral path

Behold the penumbra

Last night, on January 10th, 2020, the Full Moon made close approach to unsharp Earth’s umbra, producing significant darkening on its south edge. Despite wild weather over Studnice by Nové Město nad Moravou, Czech Republic, I made it happen to take this three-hours long sequence. During the maximum phase at 20:10 CET, the Moon was…
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