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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

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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Colors of the longest eclipse

Colors of the longest eclipse

Enjoy the colors of the century’s longest lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018. The Moon was close to its distant point of lunar orbit, making the apogee lunar eclipse. Moreover, as the Moon went through the central part of the shadow, it took over 103 minutes of the total eclipse (the middle sequence). Even if…
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Magical eclipse view over the Rhodes Island

What a wonderful time I spent in Rhodes Island, Greece! Enjoying 103 minutes of total lunar eclipse on 27th July, 2018 over cliff of one of most silent and beautiful island’s beach, I could see the dark-orange eclipsed Moon in Gegenschein, bright Mars in its great opposition, the Milky Way with Saturn “swamped” in it…
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Perigee and Apogee Lunar Eclipses

In 2018, very unusual astronomical situation occured: both perigee and apogee full Moons were totally eclipsed. The first one, on 31 January 2018, was one of two so called “supermoons” of 2018 and also second full Moon of the same month (in UTC time), making this one Super Blue Blood Moon. Even if the perigee…
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