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All-Sky Aurora Borealis over Czech Republic

All-Night Aurora Borealis over Czech Republic

On May 10-11, 2024, an Aurora Borealis appeared even over the Czech Republic, central Europe. It was most likely the brightest Aurora Borealis since 20th November 2003! For this time-lapse, taken from Záhořice (50.08N, 13.20E) in a period between 20:33-21:23 CET I used Canon 6D (modified), Samyang 12mm, f2.8, ISO 2000, and 6s exposures. What…
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Geminids over the Spiš Castle - Closer Cut

Geminids over the Spiš Castle

Over 2 years, the most famous Slovakian Spiš Castle (UNESCO World Heritage since 1993) was under reconstruction and there was a large crane on its top parts. Luckily, at the end of 2023, they moved it away and I could finally fulfill my photographic dream: To capture it from its northern side–where it looks like…
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Aurora Borealis over Slovakia on 25 November 2023

Video: Aurora Borealis over Slovakia

On November 25th, 2023, an Aurora Borealis appeared even over Slovakia, central Europe. Despite the strong moonlight, it was visible short to the naked eye and looked beautifully red. For this time-lapse, taken from Záhradné (49.08N, 21.27E) in a period between 20:33-21:23 CET I used Canon Ra, Sigma 35mm, f1.4, ISO 400, and 5s exposures.…
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Daytime Venus and Moon

Daytime Venus and Moon

Today on Nov. 9, 2023, by noon over central Europe, the Moon covered Venus in broad daylight, bringing the opportunity to capture a very unusual view of daytime Venus “last quarter” also with the Moon. Since the weather over Ždiar, Slovakia was luckily not that cloudy, I made it happen to catch the whole sequence…
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Partially Eclipsed Moon

Partially Eclipsed Moon

Yesterday, on Oct. 28th, 2023, the Moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, bringing such a beautiful view to a partial lunar eclipse. Even if only 12 percent of the lunar disc was “floating” in the umbra, any telescope could reveal its dark reddish color. Its edge “touched” the large crater Tycho. I was lucky to…
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Solar corona of the hybrid eclipse 2023

Unique Solar Eclipse over Australia

On April 20, 2023 a unique hybrid solar eclipse occurred over the Indian Ocean, Australia, and Indonesia, making the opportunity to see a ghostly corona for up to 1 minute in the central line above Exmouth of Australia. I was lucky to get there for the spectacular phenomenon. Here are some first results of the…
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Stron plankton actvivity on 14 February 2023 at the Soneva Jani Island

The Turquoise Wonderland

What a wonderful night at Soneva Jani Island, the Maldives, on 14 February 2023. Just after the late night stargazing for visitors at the So Starstruck observatory, I visited the northern beach of this small island and couldn’t believe my eyes. The whole beach shined with such engaging turquoise light while the gems of the…
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