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Category: Eclipses

Behold the lunar mountains

Beautiful Partial Solar Eclipse

What a wonderful partial solar eclipse today, on 10th June 2021 over Mezhovice, the Czech Republic. I have many clear-skies shots of the eclipsed sun, but this time I enjoyed even the cloudy moments. When the Sun was behind, but still visible, the view was just so dramatic and colorful. Used Sony A7S, MTO 1100/10.5,…
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Einstein's Eclipse 1919--Colorized

Einstein’s Eclipse 1919–Colorized

Using a digital scan of the 1919 eclipse from one copy of a plate from Sobral from Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl, who scanned theirs as part of the Heidelberg Digitized Astronomical Plates (HDAP) project funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, it was possible to reconstruct the solar corona and also structures of the huge prominence of this…
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Pre-solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

Pre-Solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

This pre-solstice penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5th, 2020, was not easy to see due to wild rainy/cloudy weather over the Czech Republic. Eventually, I found a beautiful spot nearby Hrobice, from where the penubrally eclipsed Moon rose over Kuneticka Hora castle. It was taken at 19:16 UTC, so only 9 minutes before the maximum…
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Penumbral path

Behold the penumbra

Last night, on January 10th, 2020, the Full Moon made close approach to unsharp Earth’s umbra, producing significant darkening on its south edge. Despite wild weather over Studnice by Nové Město nad Moravou, Czech Republic, I made it happen to take this three-hours long sequence. During the maximum phase at 20:10 CET, the Moon was…
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Full Moons 2019 to compare

Full Moons 2019 to compare

I prepared a comparation of two Full Moons 2019 to be mentioned. Full Moon from morning of 14 March, 2019, is also called “Harvest Moon”, cause times ago farmers depended on the light of the Harvest Moon to gather ripening crops late into the night. On the left is, however, quite more unique shot. It…
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Lunar Eclipses Collection

Lunar Eclipses Collection

Someone collects stamps, another one butterflies… Here is my little collection of last four lunar eclipses. Same equipment, same exposures, same processing settings. But four different places, four amazing stories and adventures. Will definitely not forget. And there is even more… Years 2018 and 2019 offered four different lunar eclipses, which could be considered as…
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Solar eclipse over La Silla

Here comes the dream-shot of total solar eclipse over ESO La Silla observatory. The weather was just perfect, sky clear, wind calm, pleasant chill… and the eclipse–just wow. And plus you can also find Orion constellation on left. Sequence shows the whole eclipse timelapse before sunset over the Pacific ocean with the moment of totality…
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