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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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Amazed by Aurora over Arctic Ocean

October 2021 Aurora Borealis

During the last week of October 2021, me and my friends Tomas Slovinsky, Josef Kujal, and Balazs Szarka made it happen to get in Sweden for Aurora Borealis chasing. Based in Abisko National Park, we were pretty lucky for the weather but also for COVID restrictions and so we could travel a bit around for…
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Galaxies and Reborn Chapel

Galaxies and Reborn Chapel

Enjoy this view taken on 9th September, 2021, from Eagle Mountains, the Czech Republic, in altitude of 1035m. The central stage, below the galaxies Milky Way and the Andromeda one, takes the baroque chapel Kunštátská kaple of the Virgin Mary Visitation from the years 1670-71. The building has a circular platform with shingle coverage. The…
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Conjunction and Celebration

Conjunction and Celebration

Yesterday’s truly beautiful evening (October 9th, 2021) offered photogenic conjunction of the Moon and the planet Venus, followed by star δ Scorpii against the dusk colors of the sky. While observing this celestial show over Kuneticka hora castle from Bohumileč, Czech Republic, I was surprised by beautiful fireworks too. Later then I found out they…
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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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Perseids and Perseus

Perseids against the Milky Way

This year’s Perseid meteor shower promised a wonderful celestial show under the dark starry sky, far away from the harmful light pollution from the cities. Thus I traveled south to the dark place of Crete Island, Greece. Despite the lower frequency of the meteors during the expected Perseid’s peak, there was still so much to…
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