Most impressive sky
events of 2015
Photography project

Lietuviškai

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Northern lights in Lithuania
March 17

Northern lights or Aurora borealis are usually seen in Arctic regions of the Earth and are very rare in Lithuania. I was happy to capture a very bright and  long lasting Aurora in different locations of Lithuania that spectacular night.

The beginning of Aurora in Kernave
The beginning of Aurora in Kernave

 

Aurora between old mounds in Kernave
Aurora between old mounds in Kernave

 

Next bus stop - <em>Aurora</em>, near Anyksciai
Next bus stop – Aurora, near Anyksciai

 

Writer and the Aurora in Anyksciai
Writer and the Aurora in Anyksciai

 

Aurora reflections in Sventoji river, Anyksciai
Aurora reflections in Sventoji river, Anyksciai

 

Solar eclipse
march 20, Druskininkai

Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. Partial solar eclipse happily was seen in Lithuania this year.

Solar eclipse in aqua park of Druskininkai
Solar eclipse in aqua park of Druskininkai

 

Solar eclipse near the church
Solar eclipse near the church

 

Perseid meteor shower
august 11

Perseid meteor shower peaks in August when the rate of meteors sometimes reaches 60 or more per hour. This year I was lucky to capture three meteors in a single frame (actually there are five of them, but two of them are not so bright)

Three meteors, Parnidis dune, Nida (14mm/25 s/f2.8/ISO1600)
Three meteors, Parnidis dune, Nida (14mm/25 s/f2.8/ISO1600)

 

 Eclipse of super moon
srptember 28, Vilnius

The eclipse of full Super Moon was definitely the most impressive sky event of the year 2015. It was also a very rare and the next such eclipse will be only seen in 2033. Captured photos are presented in chronological order.

05:03 The beginning of total eclipse of Super Moon
05:03 The beginning of total eclipse of Super Moon

 

05:51 Moon is playing in Vingis park concert stage
05:51 Moon is playing in Vingis park concert stage

 

06:01 Bloody Moon is riding the trees
06:01 Bloody Moon is riding the trees

 

06:22 Bleeding Moon
06:22 Bleeding Moon

 

06:34 Lunar eclipse in the city of Vilnius
06:34 Lunar eclipse in the city of Vilnius

 

06:38 Total lunar eclipse is ending
06:38 Lunar eclipse is ending

 

Geminid meteor shower
december 15

During the shooting of Gemind meteor shower I captured two crossing paths of objects flying in the sky in the same frame. And they look like a cross standing on the ground right below. It was the sign from the sky for me.

Two crosses. Shot in the center of Europe near Vilnius
Two crosses. Shot in the center of Europe near Vilnius

 

Full moon on Christmas Day
December 25

Full moon in very rare on Christmas Day. Last time it was in 1977, next time it will be only in 2033.

Full moon of Christmas Day in Vilnius
Full moon of Christmas Day in Vilnius

 

(c) Martynas Slapsys
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