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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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Sprite Sightings

Sprite Sightings

This is perhaps only for Facebook, but I would like to share my joy. Severe stormy weather over central Europe brings one of the most spectacular but also mysterious phenomena: The Red Sprites. Firstly observed in 1989, they became a target for many specialized photographers and videographers to improve their understanding of them. So far…
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Hoštiná to Starry Sky

Hoštiná to Starry Sky

Every year for decades, a wonderful tradition comes on hills of Hoštiná, Slovakia, where dozens of astronomy enthusiasts meet astronomers at Star Party Hoštiná. Despite some light pollution from Púchov city, everybody enjoys the beauty of the night sky with children by a campfire (or already sleeping in tents) and not far away from an…
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The Living Years

The Living Years

“I wasn’t there that morning when my father passed away. I didn’t get to tell him all the things I had to say” sings Mike&Mechanics in their legendary song. The exact words and the song itself came to my mind a few days ago when sitting on this shore of the Seč lake. My father…
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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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Great NEOWISE

Comet in Morning Glare

30th July 2020 Comet NEOWISE, unfortunately, flies definitely away from us. Meaning its brightness rapidly drops down and its visibility is below naked eye threshold. But still, it is beautiful in telescopes. Bright “head”, greenish in camera, followed by both tails, can be seen even along with some dim galaxies in Coma Berenices (Hairs of…
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