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Moonlight Aurora over Seč Lake

Moonlight Aurora over Seč Lake

Yesterday night (YES, yesterday, May 17th, 2024, not a week ago!), another aurora surprise occurred in the Czech sky. It’s not as bright as the previous Friday so far, but still a beautiful display at least for a while around local midnight. The Moon made this aurora less visible to the naked eyes (the photograph…
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All-Sky Aurora Borealis over Czech Republic

All-Night Aurora Borealis over Czech Republic

On May 10-11, 2024, an Aurora Borealis appeared even over the Czech Republic, central Europe. It was most likely the brightest Aurora Borealis since 20th November 2003! For this time-lapse, taken from Záhořice (50.08N, 13.20E) in a period between 20:33-21:23 CET I used Canon 6D (modified), Samyang 12mm, f2.8, ISO 2000, and 6s exposures. What…
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Aurora Borealis on 5 May 2024 from Záhořice, Czech Republic

Aurora from Central Europe

Last night, on May 5th, 2024, the aurora surprisingly appeared even in the Czech Republic, a European mid-latitude country. I observed from Záhořice village. There were two prominent peaks – after local midnight (after 10 pm UT) and before local 2 am (before midnight UT). Both were visible even to the naked eye, despite the…
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Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS) is slowly approaching the Sun from the far reaches of the Solar System. The so far inconspicuous cometary beauty only shows a conspicuous dusty tail in larger telescopes as it flies through the eastern half of the constellation Virgo. But everything will change (or could change) this fall, when this particular…
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Falcon's Horns

Falcon’s Horns

Yesterday evening, on May 2, 2024, I was–like many others–waiting for some auroras as the G3 storming was in progress. Unfortunately, the activity dropped down rapidly just before dusk ended. But during the waiting in Záhořice, Czech Republic, something odd appeared. A fuzzy white swirl with two blurred “horns”. At first glance, it looked slightly…
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Sotal Solar Eclipse 2024 – wide view

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

On 8 April 2024, the total solar eclipse occured over Mexico, USA and Canada, bringing unique opportunity to many people to see the ghostly solar corona during the solarmax. I was lucky to spot the eclipse from Durango, Mexico, with some short cloud period of clouds, but mostly the view was amazingly clear. Thus I…
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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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