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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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An Island in the Universe

Gems of Maldivean Nights

In early March 2022, I had a chance to visit the beautiful Maldivian islands Thoddoo and Madivaru of Alif Alif Atoll, from where the beautiful night skies were visible as well. Enjoy some of the images I took over this Earth’s paradise. It can be a metaphor for nowadays. It can be a symbol 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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The Eclipse and Stars (somewhere) over the South Pole

Eclipse Air Traffic

Despite the pandemic, many people traveled for today’s (Dec. 4th, 2021) part of totality to see the spectacular total solar eclipse over Antarctica. Some were lucky to get on the “sixth continent”, others traveled via ship cruise in the Weddell Sea and around, the third group of eclipse chasers chose eclipse flight around 41000 feet…
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