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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Airglow

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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Eta-Aquarids and Planets

Eta-Aquarids and Planets

The annual meteor shower Eta-Aquarids is just in progress and I was lucky to observe the maximum at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Luckily, the weather is very favorable and Moon doesn’t shine when radiant rises, so I took the chance to capture this composite image. Foreground was taken on May 3rd while meteors were…
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Volcanic Sky over the Atacama Desert

Volcanic Sky over the Atacama Desert

In this shot, taken from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) on April 18th, 2022, a like-Martian night sky appears just after dusk. While the majestic dark sky with prominent constellations of Orion, Vela, or Southern Cross can be found along the Milky Way, both directions over the western and eastern horizons shine very redly. This…
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Aurora from Czech Republic on 14 March 2022

Aurora Borealis from the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic lies on latitude 50N, away from the magnetic pole, which makes it one of the countries where the Northern Lights are very rare. However, not impossible. Statistically, there can be spotted 10-15 auroras per one solar cycle (~11 years), of course, especially around the solar maximum. The upcoming one, solar cycle 25,…
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Amazed by Aurora over Arctic Ocean

October 2021 Aurora Borealis

During the last week of October 2021, me and my friends Tomas Slovinsky, Josef Kujal, and Balazs Szarka made it happen to get in Sweden for Aurora Borealis chasing. Based in Abisko National Park, we were pretty lucky for the weather but also for COVID restrictions and so we could travel a bit around for…
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Sprite Sightings

Sprite Sightings

This is perhaps only for Facebook, but I would like to share my joy. Severe stormy weather over central Europe brings one of the most spectacular but also mysterious phenomena: The Red Sprites. Firstly observed in 1989, they became a target for many specialized photographers and videographers to improve their understanding of them. So far…
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Spitzkoppe Night

Spitzkoppe Night

Enjoy the majestic view of the summer night of the southern hemisphere, captured from captivating Spitzkoppe national park, Namibia. From the right, you can spot both Magellanic Clouds, the great Gum Nebula in the Milky Way, the colorful surrounding of Orion constellation, Hyades and Pleiades clusters, or even the faint Gegenschein. Over the horizon, the…
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