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Category: Aurora Borealis and Australis

Moonlight Aurora over Seč Lake

Moonlight Aurora over Seč Lake

Yesterday night (YES, yesterday, May 17th, 2024, not a week ago!), another aurora surprise occurred in the Czech sky. It’s not as bright as the previous Friday so far, but still a beautiful display at least for a while around local midnight. The Moon made this aurora less visible to the naked eyes (the photograph…
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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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Aurora Borealis on 5 May 2024 from Záhořice, Czech Republic

Aurora from Central Europe

Last night, on May 5th, 2024, the aurora surprisingly appeared even in the Czech Republic, a European mid-latitude country. I observed from Záhořice village. There were two prominent peaks – after local midnight (after 10 pm UT) and before local 2 am (before midnight UT). Both were visible even to the naked eye, despite the…
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Falcon's Horns

Falcon’s Horns

Yesterday evening, on May 2, 2024, I was–like many others–waiting for some auroras as the G3 storming was in progress. Unfortunately, the activity dropped down rapidly just before dusk ended. But during the waiting in Záhořice, Czech Republic, something odd appeared. A fuzzy white swirl with two blurred “horns”. At first glance, it looked slightly…
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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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Aurora and Plankton

Aurora and Plankton

Early morning of Feb 8th, 2022, I was lucky for aurora by the Norwegian Sea. Enjoying it by a beach nearby Tromsø, Norway, I noticed blue sparkles in the waves, realizing they are luminescent plankton, which made the experience much more beautiful. I was literally watching two different naturally luminescent worlds – the one in…
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Glimmers of the Northern Lights

Glimmers of the Northern Lights

A short timelapse clip focuses on the immersive beauty of the Northern Lights. Timelapses were captured over Abisko (Sweden) during October 2021, Tromsø (Norway) during February 2022, and even Ústupky (Czech Republic) on March 14th, 2022 (Czech Republic aurora on March 14th on the very beginning of the clip is very unique, it was first…
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