Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

Moon like mirror

This image is very symbolic. Even if there is just the Moon, in the time of capturing it was happening another phenomenon – Venus transit. Yes, this is the Moon before sunrise of 6th June 2012, when the last Venus transit occured. Right in the moment I cought up this image, another “big eye” was…
Read more

The ruins and planets

One of the best view in my life was meeting with impressive celestial triangle of 25th March 2012. The crescent Moon was just a few degrees from planet Jupiter and Venus, all together in constellation Taurus with Pleiades cluster. I decided to catch this amazing conjunction from Riuns of Lichnice, old castle in Podhradi, Czech…
Read more

Celestial triangle 2012

Absolutely breathtaking celestial triangle with crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter from beach of Sec reservoir (Czech republic) on 24th March 2012. The winter just ended in this country and icy surface of the water melted during the day. Just after another three days the ice melted completely, so I had really big luck for this…
Read more

Full Moon lunar corona

A faint, but really colorful “lunar corona”, which occurs by scattering of lunar light on small particles of huminidy. This one I observed on 8th February 2012. Used Canon 550D, Tamron 70-300 mm, ISO 200, HDR of 7 expositions.

Winter celestial triangle

Like a Christmass present the sky cleared up on January 27th, 2012, so I finally could catch this beautiful celestial triangle. The brightest object is the Moon, then two planets – Jupiter and Venus. And, of course, significant constellations of winter sky – Orion and Taurus. All from the roof of Astronomical institute of Czech…
Read more

Thai lunar eclipse 2011

I was lucky man, when I could see this amazing phenomenon. Just the idea to watch total lunar eclipse on 10th December, 2011, from place of heat and sea nearby evocated excitement. I traveled with my czech friends Martin Popek and Marek Bruk to Pattaya, Thailand, where we decided to observe this lunar eclipse from…
Read more

Dark June lunar eclipse 2011

Total lunar eclipse on 15th June 2011 recorded by timelapse and video camera, observated nearby Strani from Czech republic. Used music from Mike Oldfield (In the beginning, Supernova).