Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

Namibian Geminid night

From the notebook of Safra-go.cz… Everyone who watches the skies, knows about annual Geminid meteor shower. The best time for watching it is around 14th December due to Earth’s approaching throught the thickest stream of dust particles from 3200 Phaeton. Well, unfortunatelly in this time on the northern hemisphere comes on the winter time, so…
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Winter sky, comet Halley’s dust and meteor smoke above Roque Cinchado

As I moved to the Canary Islands, my goal was to spend some time in the amazing Teide national park in Tenerife during the peak of annual meteor shower Orionids. The particles causing “shooting stars” are originally from Halley’s comet, which was closest to the Sun in same year as I was born. So a…
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The magic Mangaia night

Back in the paradise! The Cook Islands were just amazing. Too sad that I had to leave. After that New Zealand is “only” a beautiful country. I still remember the beautiful night sky on 25th/26th August 2014 on Mangaia island, where is almost nobody – just so nice local people and the night sky like…
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Perseid pathways.

Perseid pathways

Maximum of annual Perseid meteor shower of 2013. The fantastic view is captured from Ivan Dolac of Hvar, Croatia, where I was able to watch meteors every day without any clouds between 8th and 14th August. A mountains on the horizon are the highest ones of the island – Hum, Česminova and Sv. Nikola. Every…
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The beauty in darkness

Timelapse of 2012 sky phenomena: Moon haloes, Venus transit 2012, NLCs 15th June, airglow, Perseids, storms and total solar eclipse on 13th November. Locations: Seč reservoir, Czech republic (melting ice, Milky way, Venus-Jupiter conjunction, north pole, sunset with fishermen); Kunětická hora, Czech republic (Venus transit); Korčula island, Croatia (Milky way, skywatchers); Ondřejov observatory, Czech republic…
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Magellanic clouds, meteor

Magellanic clouds and meteor in mystique night on 9th November 2012 on Conway beach, Australia. I was just standing like frozen stone and watching first time in my life to these two magnificent dwarf gallaxies. When I set up the equipment and started to make expositions, suddenly had fallen a bright meteor just a piece…
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Perseids 2012

Maximum of annual Perseid meteor shower 2012 from August 12th to 14th from Pancir, Sumava, Czech republic. Used Canon 550D, Samyang 8 mm, ISO 3200, f5.6, no darkframe, 30×25 s – stars, 19×25 s – meteors; processing: Petr Horálek, processing theory: Miloslav Druckmüller.