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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

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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Gems of Soneva Fushi sky

Deeply among the Maldivean islands you can reach small one called Soneva Fushi. And it is truly beautiful and peaceful place to stay. From all possible activities I liked the most gazing the night skies. As the island is not much influented by harmful light pollution and equator is not far away, you can see…
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The eclipse hour over Boa Vista

In this calm scene of Boa Vista Island (the Cape Verde) starry sky appears over Chavet beach and dunes close to the Atlantic ocean. Just very low over the horizon, the Milky Way “flows” like a sky river. You may notice several reddish regions, which are, in fact, one of the most notorious nebulae in…
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A meteoroid hits eclipsed Moon

On January 20-21, 2019, the last total lunar eclipse occured until 2021. And it was truly beautiful one. The Moon was not only orange-red this time, but also showed clearly visible bluish tint of turquoise effect caused by Earth’s ozone layer. I witnessed the whole sky show from Boa Vista island (Cape Verde), luckily with…
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2018 Lunar Eclipses, compared

The image shows sequence of both total lunar eclipses of 2018 compared to each other. In both cases, identic equipment, setting and post-processing was applied to get the best comparsion possibilities. The white lines show ecliptic (with its sky equator orientation), small crosses mark the centers of Earth’s shadow (showed by thee circles around total…
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