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Category: The Moon and Lunar Phenomena

Green flashing Moon over Castle

Green flashing Moon over Castle

I tried to catch today’s (Sept. 20, 2021) “Harvest” Full Moon when rising over my favorite Kuneticka hora castle, but the clouds were too thick. Eventually, it still has some magic since the atmospheric condition made some spectacular green fragment sightings. Taken from Rohovládova Bělá, about 14,5 km from the castle. The true challenge to…
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Kunetic Full Moon

Kunetic “Pink” Full Moon

On April 26th, the (almost) full moon rose over the plains of the Pardubice region, the Czech Republic, producing a pretty spectacular view. As the Moon was about 9 hours before the full moon phase, it was still visible during sunset time and so all its rising appeared above the colorful horizon. It was called…
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Blue Moon in Blue Hour

Blue Moon in Blue Hour

Today, on October 31st, 2020, the second Full Moon in the same month appeared in the sky. In folklore, this is called “blue moon” (as it occurs “once in a blue moon”). Of course, Moon itself was not blue so far, however, I made it happen to capture it during the so-called “blue hour” when…
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Moon and Lockdown

Moon and Lockdown

By now many countries of Europe struggle with the worst pandemic situation so far. Especially in the Czech Republic. Lockdown restrictions make us locked at home. But at some point, people just have to incline to the small things around such as enjoying natural views and moments. And nature itself, which is our true wealth…
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Castle and Two Baloons

Castle and Two Baloons

Not only comet NEOWISE took central stage last night, July 4th, 2020, since the Full Moon occured (penubraly eclipsed later then over Americas). As a tradition, I tried again to make its rise over Kuneticka Hora castle, Czech Republic (observed nearby Osice about 11 km from the castle). While enjoying this amazing view, hot air…
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Pre-solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

Pre-Solstice Penubral Lunar Eclipse

This pre-solstice penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5th, 2020, was not easy to see due to wild rainy/cloudy weather over the Czech Republic. Eventually, I found a beautiful spot nearby Hrobice, from where the penubrally eclipsed Moon rose over Kuneticka Hora castle. It was taken at 19:16 UTC, so only 9 minutes before the maximum…
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ISS transits the Perigee Moon

ISS transits the Perigee Moon

Full Moon night of 7/8 May, 2020, brought two phenomenal moments here in the Czech Republic. The first one was the red moonrise of the perigee Full Moon, the second one even more unuqie–the ISS transit in front of the Moon. I captured this 1.4s short moment right from garden on my cottage, which made…
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