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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

Easter Moon and Spiš Monuments

Easter Moon and Spiš Monuments

The Full Moon of 25 March 2024 was a bit special: It was the first Full Moon after the spring equinox. This so-called Paschal Full Moon is followed by Easters of the first Sunday afterward. I managed to capture this Full Moon rising from the extraordinary place, where the UNESCO heritage, the Spiš Castle, and…
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Daytime Venus and Moon

Daytime Venus and Moon

Today on Nov. 9, 2023, by noon over central Europe, the Moon covered Venus in broad daylight, bringing the opportunity to capture a very unusual view of daytime Venus “last quarter” also with the Moon. Since the weather over Ždiar, Slovakia was luckily not that cloudy, I made it happen to catch the whole sequence…
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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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Orange Moon over Blue Castle

Orange Moon over Blue Castle

Yesterday’s Harvest Moon, on 29th September, 2023, was after a long while I chose one for beautiful composition with the famous Czech Kunetic Castle. As the Moon rose up just 15 minutes after the sunset, the “blue hour” made the sky bright blue and the castle too. When capturing the immersive moonrise near Srch village…
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New Life Moon

New Life Moon

The last full Moon on July 3rd, 2023, was also called “Buck Moon“, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck’s forehead around this time of the year. However, full Moons are generally connected to many types of myths. In some cultures, the Moon is also a symbol of hope. Such as the…
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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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Sparkling Moonset

Sparkling Moonset

During the night of 5-6 February 2023, the Full Moon appeared around the world in the sky in an interesting position: It was also close to its most distant point on its elliptical orbit around Earth, producing one of the angularly smallest Full Moon of the year (apogee Moon). While watching the moonset from the…
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