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Category: Eclipses

Total Solar Eclipse 2024 – wide view

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

On 8 April 2024, the total solar eclipse occured over Mexico, USA and Canada, bringing unique opportunity to many people to see the ghostly solar corona during the solarmax. I was lucky to spot the eclipse from Durango, Mexico, with some short cloud period of clouds, but mostly the view was amazingly clear. Thus I…
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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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Lunar Passage over Brno

Lunar Passage over Brno

On May 5th, 2023, the Full Moon appeared over the Czech city Brno slightly darker than usual–when rising, it was close to Earth’s umbra and a little bit darker on its left edge as the penumbral lunar eclipse progressed. Even if the high cirrus clouds later then interrupted the phenomenon, the view over the Cathedral…
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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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All Eclipses 2022

All Eclipses 2022

In 2022, there were four eclipses observable around the world: Two partial solar and two total lunar. Eclipses always come in pairs or rarely even in triplets in one lunar period. The partial solar eclipse on April 30th was visible widely across Chile and Argentina before sunset. About two weeks after, on May 16th, a…
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Colorful Lunar Eclipse

Colorful Eclipse over the Kitt Peak National Observatory

The 8 November 2022, a total lunar eclipse occurred over the Americas and Pacific. There I was allowed to observe this beautiful lunar eclipse from the Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The deep red color of this lunar eclipse (lower left) is believed to be the remains of the ash from…
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Solar Eclipse over Belian Tatras

Solar Eclipse over Belian Tatras

Today, on October 25th, 2022, a partial solar eclipse occurred over most of Europe and Asia. For this opportunity, I traveled a lot across Slovakia, looking for some clear skies over the beautiful mountainous landscapes. Eventually, I made it happen nearby Ždiar, from where the peaks of the Belian Tatras appeared just below the sun,…
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