Picture of the
Please find a picture
of topical interest, which I will change on a fairIy regular basis.
Most likely a recent celestial event but could be somewhere interesting
I have been recently.
A Southern Hemisphere Lunar
Eclipse, 28 - 29 Oct 2004
This total eclipse was clouded
out from most of the UK and I did not see it. Pictures therefore
come courtesy of Josh Feyen, who saw it from Argentina.
picture or here for Josh's report.
For a northern
hemisphere observer these pictures show an unusual perspective
- with the Moon moving into the northern sky towards local midnight
its easterly progress through the Earth's shadow is from top
left to lower right. A European, North American or Asian viewer
would normally expect to see the Moon move from right to left,
as in this eclipse a year earlier.
S1, 10x optical plus 3.2x digital zoom. Tripod mounted but no
additional optical equipment. Pictures reduced to 33% of original.
Picture added on 22 Dec
- Transit of Venus across the Sun: The first for 122 years, 8 June
Quick tour of the Solar System: Four planets and three moons, 9 April 2004
- Fireworks Eclipse of the Moon: A total eclipse on fireworks night, 9 Nov 2003
Three huge sunspots cause havoc, and wonderful aurorae (for those
with clear skies), 27 Oct 2003
closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years, 30 Aug 2003
- Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands: An ancient stone circle in a
barren northern land, 8 Jun 2003
- Mercury Transit: The planet Mercury caught in a rare transit across
the face of the Sun, 7 May 2003
- Diamond Ring: a short
but stunning total solar eclipse in the Australian Outback, 4
Cows in Milton
Keynes, 16 Aug 2002
- International Space Station passes over Hay on Wye, 4 June 2002
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