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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

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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The colors in the Earth’s shadow

The latest total lunar eclipse, on Jan. 31st, 2018, was really colorful. The full Moon spent about 76 minutes in the Earth’s shadow, allowing me some experiments focused on revealing the colors of scattered solar light on the lunar surface. I was lucky that for the totality was (almost) clear skies over Lamai beach, the…
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Enjoying the red-moon show

In the scene from the Lamai beach of Ko Samui island, Thailand, a few amazed people were gazing in the sky while special “supermoon” of January 31st, 2018, was turning into red. Story of this total lunar eclipse starts in the bottom half of the image, where the partially eclipsed Moon first time appeared among…
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The end of total eclipse

One of the most amazing experiences of year 2017 was – with no doubts – the total solar eclipse over USA. Here comes another portrait of this unusual celestial show, captured from Guernsey State Park, Wyoming, during the 2min 19sec long totality. In fact, it shows the ending of the show, when first light of…
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All around the hidden sun

The date of 21 August, 2017, will be remembered by numerous people as the day of “Great American Eclipse“. As the spectacular total solar eclipse occured over many states of US, it was easily possible to find a good place to watch it in the clear skies. I was among the people with best luck…
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Jupiter and five moons

On the 7th May, 2017, the Jupiter-Moon conjuction occured in the sky. The maximum phase of the wonderful phenomenon was visible over Ústupky, the Czech Republic, at about 1:30 a.m. local time, May 8th, 2017, when the Jupiter was just about 1 degree south from lunar edge. Thin clouds appeared during the closest approach, producing…
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