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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

The young Moon

The Moon is such a beautiful when its phase gives you opportunity to see something like this, captured on 30th April, 2017, over the Ústupky, Czech Republic. Directly illuminated side shows lot of lunar craters, while the “dark side” is, actually, not totally dark. It can be seen by naked eyes as well because of…
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Twelve minutes before…

On Saturday Feb. 11th, 2017, the penubral lunar eclipse occurred in the sky. It would have to be visible perfectly from the Czech Republic, but lot of clouds disturbed the sky show. However, there were some holes in the clouds over the Seč reservoir, so I was able to take this shot and also see…
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The setting Moon’s aura

While the Gibbous Moon of 10th December was slowly setting over a cloudy horizon of Seč reservoir, I have noticed there is also higher cloudiness passing by. Just in a short moment before the Moon disappeared, very colorful “aura” created around it. The phenomenon is called Lunar aureole or atmospheric corona, produced by produced by…
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Freezing celestial show

Today’s (3rd Dec., 2016) Moon-Venus meeting in the sky over the Seč reservoir came up with really freezing weather. So in the meantime of the celestial show, water in the reservoir started to freeze. The brighter Moon in the beginning of this multi-exposition is result of bigger appearance of the cirrus clouds. Except the celestial…
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Brandberg moon-landscape by the Moon

When I planned to go in Namibia a year ago, I had no idea that the country is so various. You can see the Atlantic ocean, seek the stars in the Namib desert, stand on the largest found iron meteorite, find a millions years old petrified trunks, enjoy your time in unique boulder nature reserve,…
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Moon & Mercury over the astronomical Jadran

On 29 Sept., 2016, a wonderful morning celestial meeting of Moon and Mercury appeared over Mali Lošinj, Croatia, with two small islands Kozjak (the big one in the center of image) and Sveti Petar island (partially visible on right) of northern Adriatic sea. The place is well known for historical Manora Observatory, founded in the…
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Armstrong’s Full Moon over Brno

On Wednesday July 20, 2016, the mankind celebrated 47th anniversary of the moment when first man walked on the Moon. The legendary mission Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins changed the world when their mission succeeded. The anniversary was special with the Moon phase, almost full Moon. This special day I…
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