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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

Deep Sky Lunar Eclipse

Deep Sky Lunar Eclipse

On May 15-16, 2022, a total lunar eclipse occurred, visible primarily over western Europe and the Americas. Located in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, I had a truly spectacular view of this particular phenomenon nearby the center of the Milky Way in the dark skies (and almost in zenith). Thus it was well possible to…
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ISS and Wolf Moon - Annotated

ISS Silhouette on the Wolf Moon

On Monday, January 17th, the Full Moon occurred at 11:48 pm local Czech time. By folklore, this one is called “Wolf Moon” and it was also one of apogee Moon. Most interesting, however, was 8 minutes after, when just for a 1 second the silhouette of Internationa Space Station appeared in front of the Moon.…
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Conjunction and Celebration

Conjunction and Celebration

Yesterday’s truly beautiful evening (October 9th, 2021) offered photogenic conjunction of the Moon and the planet Venus, followed by star δ Scorpii against the dusk colors of the sky. While observing this celestial show over Kuneticka hora castle from Bohumileč, Czech Republic, I was surprised by beautiful fireworks too. Later then I found out they…
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Green flashing Moon over Castle

Green flashing Moon over Castle

I tried to catch today’s (Sept. 20, 2021) “Harvest” Full Moon when rising over my favorite Kuneticka hora castle, but the clouds were too thick. Eventually, it still has some magic since the atmospheric condition made some spectacular green fragment sightings. Taken from Rohovládova Bělá, about 14,5 km from the castle. The true challenge to…
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Kunetic Full Moon

Kunetic “Pink” Full Moon

On April 26th, the (almost) full moon rose over the plains of the Pardubice region, the Czech Republic, producing a pretty spectacular view. As the Moon was about 9 hours before the full moon phase, it was still visible during sunset time and so all its rising appeared above the colorful horizon. It was called…
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Blue Moon in Blue Hour

Blue Moon in Blue Hour

Today, on October 31st, 2020, the second Full Moon in the same month appeared in the sky. In folklore, this is called “blue moon” (as it occurs “once in a blue moon”). Of course, Moon itself was not blue so far, however, I made it happen to capture it during the so-called “blue hour” when…
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Moon and Lockdown

Moon and Lockdown

By now many countries of Europe struggle with the worst pandemic situation so far. Especially in the Czech Republic. Lockdown restrictions make us locked at home. But at some point, people just have to incline to the small things around such as enjoying natural views and moments. And nature itself, which is our true wealth…
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