Barrel of oil found in Elafonisi, Crete (Greece)

It is not uncommon for some ships to dump garbage into the sea or clean dirty tanks when they are distant from shore. Sea currents, or storms or tides end up dragging the content to the beaches, making the location of the polluter almost impossible. Other times they argue that they “lost” the load in bad weather. Ironically this happened the day before Earth Day, April 21, 2006 at Elafonisi Beach: “The Amazing Pink Beach Of Crete”. The island is […]

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2004 Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus 2004

The second most recent transit of Venus observed from Earth.

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Astronomy Exhibition

Pictures for a photo exhibition of astronomy in Cordoba (Spain) 2002.

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Conjunction of Moon and planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn 2002

Conjunction of Moon and planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn 2002 This was one of the most notable conjunctions of the recent history: Wikipedia described it as: Venus, Mars and Saturn appeared close together in the evening sky in early May 2002, with a conjunction of Mars and Saturn occurring on 4 May. This was followed by a conjunction of Venus and Saturn on 7 May, and another of Venus and Mars on 10 May …. A series of […]

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Comet Hale–Bopp C/1995 O1 sunrise

Comet Hale–Bopp

Astrophotographies of the Comet Hale-Bopp made on March 14, 1997, from Córdoba (Spain). Spectacular sight of a bright Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1 in the sky.

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 1996 Sept 27

This could be one of my beginnings in photography, photographing astronomical phenomena such as lunar eclipses. It was an amazing experience to watch as the full Moon slowly disappeared behind the dark shadow of the Earth. I had already seen other total lunar eclipses before but this was the first one in which I had a camera with which I could photograph it. These photographs have become treasured memories of the 1996 total lunar eclipse. The total lunar eclipse was […]

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