I’ve been on vacation, which basically meant hanging out with the family, cuddling the pets, making jam, and looking at the stars (which I do whenever I can). The last Friday of my vacation had a special treat: a total lunar eclipse. Mars right now is very close and nicely visible as well, as are some other planets. At the moments we also have the perseid meteor shower, but with these I’m never lucky. I usually sleep when they are at their best. So here, to demonstrate my crazy efforts to photograph the moon and stars with my new phone, I’ll present a gallery of bright dots in a black sky. Don’t laugh…
Mikka, my 19-year-old cat
He’s mostly sitting and watching the world these days
What? Why did you wake me?
Maia the dog knows what to do when it’s hot
Moon and Mars the night before the eclipse.
The moon as I first saw it during the eclipse. It’s the obscure red thing in the sky.
Red moon. The small, bright dot is Mars.
Moon and Mars
Coming out of earth’s core shadow again.
And the ISS was dropping by as well. I always wave at @AstroAlex
The next day the moon shows himself.
And Mars is around as well on the south-eastern sky.
Here’s venus just barely visible on the western sky. Stare at the picture until you see the tiny dot.
And Mars again in all his beauty. The moon insists on being mentioned as well.