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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

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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Reaching the Mugecuo lake

Gems of Chinese nightscapes

In period 22nd October to 3st November 2019 I spent beautiful time in China, enjoying especially night moments under (mostly) perfectly dark skies with great photographer Jeff Dai. Visiting some spectacular places in Sichuan province with a luck for weather, I was able to record a few special views of this amazing piece of the…
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Cosmic Station transits the Moon

Cosmic Station transits the Moon

What is that object transiting the Moon? A cosmic bird? Something better. Almost nobody knew Sundeay evening, 20:18 UTC, the International Space Station invisibly flew in the sky Czech sky until – for observers in narrow path – appeared in front of the Moon. It wasn’t coincidence, I knew precisely when to open the camera’s…
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Full Moons 2019 to compare

Full Moons 2019 to compare

I prepared a comparation of two Full Moons 2019 to be mentioned. Full Moon from morning of 14 March, 2019, is also called “Harvest Moon”, cause times ago farmers depended on the light of the Harvest Moon to gather ripening crops late into the night. On the left is, however, quite more unique shot. It…
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