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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

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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Lunar Eclipses Collection

Lunar Eclipses Collection

Someone collects stamps, another one butterflies… Here is my little collection of last four lunar eclipses. Same equipment, same exposures, same processing settings. But four different places, four amazing stories and adventures. Will definitely not forget. And there is even more… Years 2018 and 2019 offered four different lunar eclipses, which could be considered as…
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Solar eclipse over La Silla

Here comes the dream-shot of total solar eclipse over ESO La Silla observatory. The weather was just perfect, sky clear, wind calm, pleasant chill… and the eclipse–just wow. And plus you can also find Orion constellation on left. Sequence shows the whole eclipse timelapse before sunset over the Pacific ocean with the moment of totality…
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Moonlight storm

Moonlight storm

Imagine you stay by a lake when night temperatures are still high to feel the summer, Moon illuminates the landscape around you and suddenly a fluffy clouds appear. After a while, frequent lightning turns the calm views to wild natural performance, but not anyhow dangerous since all the lightning is just among clouds. A night…
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