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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Airglow

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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A Night Full of Wishes

A Night Full of Wishes

Anything you wish… may come true this night. They always say “make a wish” when a shooting star appears. Shooting stars, however, are not stars but meteors and it’s the glowing trail of a meteoroid or a piece of space debris that burns as soon as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. And it is this…
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Comet Nishimura, Venus and Beehive Cluster over eastern Slovakia

Beautiful Comet Nishimura

Nowadays we can look for a brighter morning comet C/2023 P1 Nishimura, discovered on 12 August by Hideo Nishimura from Japan. As the comet gets closest to the Sun (which happens on 17th September), it is getting brighter and making the comet an easier target for nightscape photography. This morning, I was successful from Zahradne,…
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The Lights of Thodoo Nights

The Lights of Thodoo Nights

Deep in the Indian Ocean, an emerald can be found. Not large, but truly natural and full of plants island called Thoddoo, Maldives. Proud locals produce their own fruit and vegetable, welcome the tourists with wide-open arms, and show them the importance of the true relationship to the natural heritage of the island, such as…
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Man meets the Milky Way

Man meets the Milky Way

This image taken in April 2016 showcases the bulging heart of the Milky Way as it hangs over the Chajnantor plateau. Located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, this plateau is one of the highest and driest places on Earth. This combination results in ideal conditions to observe millimetre and submillimetre radiation from space, which…
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Milky Way within Reach above the Legendary Astrofarm

Legendary Astrofarm

Enjoy the views of the sky over legendary Alain Maury’s Astrofarm, which is located in the heart of the Chilean Atacama Desert, nearby San Pedro de Atacama. Any visitor who comes always gets literally close to the stars as high ladders are needed for huge telescopes for public observations. I was lucky to visit this…
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Amazing View

Amazing View

The boat in the center of the image is named “Amazing View” as it belongs to Moosa Farooq of the Amazing View Guest House of Thoddoo, Maldives. And yes, there are amazing views around the island, not only in the daytime. Here the boat calmly anchored close to the beach, is surrounded by both marine…
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