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New Life Moon

New Life Moon

The last full Moon on July 3rd, 2023, was also called “Buck Moon“, named after the new antlers that emerge from a buck’s forehead around this time of the year. However, full Moons are generally connected to many types of myths. In some cultures, the Moon is also a symbol of hope. Such as the…
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ISS flies in front of the Sun

ISS flies in front of the Sun

Today, on June 3rd, 2023, the clear skies offered me another successful photography of the International Space Station transit in front of the Sun. Taken from Uhlířov, Czech Republic, as a sequence on a 1.1m telephoto lens, when ISS was about 508.9 km far from me and the whole transit took only 0.73 seconds. Lots…
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Lunar Passage over Brno

Lunar Passage over Brno

On May 5th, 2023, the Full Moon appeared over the Czech city Brno slightly darker than usual–when rising, it was close to Earth’s umbra and a little bit darker on its left edge as the penumbral lunar eclipse progressed. Even if the high cirrus clouds later then interrupted the phenomenon, the view over the Cathedral…
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Solar corona of the hybrid eclipse 2023

Unique Solar Eclipse over Australia

On April 20, 2023 a unique hybrid solar eclipse occurred over the Indian Ocean, Australia, and Indonesia, making the opportunity to see a ghostly corona for up to 1 minute in the central line above Exmouth of Australia. I was lucky to get there for the spectacular phenomenon. Here are some first results of the…
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Amazing View

Amazing View

The boat in the center of the image is named “Amazing View” as it belongs to Moosa Farooq of the Amazing View Guest House of Thoddoo, Maldives. And yes, there are amazing views around the island, not only in the daytime. Here the boat calmly anchored close to the beach, is surrounded by both marine…
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Stron plankton actvivity on 14 February 2023 at the Soneva Jani Island

The Turquoise Wonderland

What a wonderful night at Soneva Jani Island, the Maldives, on 14 February 2023. Just after the late night stargazing for visitors at the So Starstruck observatory, I visited the northern beach of this small island and couldn’t believe my eyes. The whole beach shined with such engaging turquoise light while the gems of the…
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Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Plankton

Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Plankton

The announced celestial evening show I tried not to miss from the Maldivian island Thoddoo. And it was worth it. The “celestial trio” appeared very soon after sunset while people were slowly leaving the main beach and the sky was getting darker. The best show, however, started just minutes before the moonset as the bioluminescent…
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