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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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Lost Meteors

Lost Meteors

In real dark, cosmic lights appear. For many people, get under the dark skies means go tens of miles outside of cities. Although it’s possible to see more stars there, but to get under the naturally dark night sky, it’s necessary to travel hundreds and thousands of miles away from light sources. Unfortunately. Even during…
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There She Comes...

There She Comes…

Some people love them, others hate them. Some people are terrified of them, but others are fascinated and excited by them. Thunderstorms, one way or another, are part of our lives. This year, Europe struggles with more very strong thunderstorms than in last years, bringing even some dangerous or even catastrophic consequences such as floods,…
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