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All of the Zodiacal Light - Annotated with planets, ZL parts and observation

All of the Zodiacal Light

This of the entire Zodiacal Light from dusk to dawn was taken from the platforms of Gemini South in Chile (left) and Gemini North in Hawai‘i (right), the two telescopes comprising the International Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. Since both platforms provide unique observational conditions in high altitudes (Gemini South at 2722 m,…
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Wizzard's Hat

Wizzard’s Hat

The Atacama Desert is just full of magic and unprecedented creation. In this image, taken a month ago, I found an unnamed geological creation dozens of kilometers southward of the famous Valle de la Luna National Park, which was formed by the sequential folding of an old salt lake that eventually dried and was forced…
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Deep Sky Lunar Eclipse - Wide

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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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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Solar Eclipse over the Moon Valley

Solar Eclipse over the Moon Valley

On April 30th, 2022, the partial solar eclipse was visible over South America, especially in Chile and Argentina. The deepest coverage on the ground was visible by sunset in the south of Chile, where the Moon covered about 40 % of the Sun. I was lucky to watch this unusual sunset eclipse over the Moon…
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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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