Totality from above the clouds

November 7th, 2013 • 2013 TSEComments Off

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I had a very different experience at this eclipse than in my last ones. I was with Glenn Schneider’s group at eastern shore of lake Turkana, in NW Kenya. Some 40 minutes before totality we decided to fly behind a storm to observe 10 seconds of this short but very challenging total solar eclipse. Thanks to Glenn’s genius calculations for intercepting the umbra and the skils of the pilot, I was able to capture the entire sequence of the eclipse through the open door of the small Cessna airplaine. Video still to come. This project was powered by Samsung Romania.

Umbra from stratosphere and from the ground

October 25th, 2013 • 2012 TSE, SunComments Off

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The 2012 TSE was THE special one. We were able to capture the cone of the umbra from stratosphere (24-26 km above sea level) using a balloon and the entire spectacle of the totality from the ground. Our base was set somewhere near Kimba station, deep into the Queensland outback. Images from stratosphere with the shaddow of the… ...More...

Two crescents

October 14th, 2013 • Moon, Solar SystemComments Off

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Moon and Venus at their best. Venus was some 55 arcsecs. The image was taken from 1400m altitude, above Sinaia city. In the backgroud are Baiului mountains. June 18th 2012, early in the mourning… ...More...

The last Venus Transit

September 1st, 2013 • 2012 VTComments Off

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My last Venus Transit, seen from SW Romania… ...More...

Open Space

October 21st, 2011 • EducationalComments Off

This is the best photo I’ve made. I wish I was there, but the camera was programmed to shoot pics by itself.

Midnight’s Solar Eclipse

June 3rd, 2011 • 2011 June PSE, Astro Photo1 Comment »

On 1st of  June, on Kid’s Day, in Santa’s Land, Lapland, something extraordinary happened. At midnight, not only that you could see the Sun but you could see an eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse of midnight sun.

Foggy Eclipse

January 4th, 2011 • 2011 January PSE, Astro Photo3 Comments »

It was for the first time in my chase for eclipses when I was searching for fog and not for clear skies. The images were tacken from Perisoru, SE Romania, through dense fog, at  – 14 (minus) degrees Celsius. Why foggy eclipse? This time I went for scenic view not for technical images. So I had to find a place where 18-19 degrees up in the… ...More...

Expo-astrofoto

November 12th, 2010 • Educational2 Comments »

Intre 16 si 30 noiembrie va invit sa vedeti cateva dintre imaginile surprinse la cele 5 eclipse totale de Soare pe care le-am “vanat”. Expozitia este gazduita de Cafepedia de la Romana (langa La Mama Romana)… ...More...

Total Solar Eclipse on Hao, French Polynesia

July 14th, 2010 • 2010 TSE3 Comments »

It was an incredible eclipse here on Hao Atoll, French Polynesia. I saw it through clouds with few oppenings around C3 contact… ...More...

Pacific Expedition

July 3rd, 2010 • ProjectsComments Off

Pacific Expedition

My expedition to the Total Solar Eclipse 2010 in French Polynesia begins today. Stay tuned for pictures of the adventure and of course of the eclipsed Sun. For daily briefings, visit also  http://club.samsungmobile.ro/expeditiepacific