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A Comet and Two Dippers

A Comet and Two Dippers

This week the comet C/2022 E3 ZTF moves faster in the sky as it flies to the closest point to Earth (which reaches on February 1st). For northerners the position of the comet in the sky cannot be better: You can easily find it between two large asterisms, the Big and Little Dippers (from constellations…
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Strange Comet ZTF

Strange Comet over the High Tatras

The brightness of comet C/2022 E3 ZTF reached the threshold of 5.5 magnitude, which makes the comet visible to the naked eye (away from cities, of course). On January 22nd, due to the unique geometry of the comet and our planet Earth, a very prominent anti-tail was visible. In the image, the beautiful comet appears…
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The Mars Occultation In Dawn

The Mars Occultation In Dawn

On the Slovakian morning of 8th December 2022, planet Mars appeared in opposition to the Sun, making the opportunity to observe it the whole night from dusk until dawn about twice brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. But not just that. Just in the time of the opposition, at 5:36 UT, the…
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The River over the Desert

Gems of the Atacama Desert

Spending time in the San Pedro de Atacama region this April brought me and my friends also to the middle of a hidden valley not far from the famous Valle de la Luna. Since the salty desert surroundings are just so large, there is still so much to discover. This is another example. I found…
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All Eclipses 2022

All Eclipses 2022

In 2022, there were four eclipses observable around the world: Two partial solar and two total lunar. Eclipses always come in pairs or rarely even in triplets in one lunar period. The partial solar eclipse on April 30th was visible widely across Chile and Argentina before sunset. About two weeks after, on May 16th, a…
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Colorful Lunar Eclipse

Colorful Eclipse over the Kitt Peak National Observatory

The 8 November 2022, a total lunar eclipse occurred over the Americas and Pacific. There I was allowed to observe this beautiful lunar eclipse from the Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The deep red color of this lunar eclipse (lower left) is believed to be the remains of the ash from…
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Solar Eclipse over Belian Tatras

Solar Eclipse over Belian Tatras

Today, on October 25th, 2022, a partial solar eclipse occurred over most of Europe and Asia. For this opportunity, I traveled a lot across Slovakia, looking for some clear skies over the beautiful mountainous landscapes. Eventually, I made it happen nearby Ždiar, from where the peaks of the Belian Tatras appeared just below the sun,…
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