Monthly Archives: April 2014

Solar Eclipse from Perth Western Australia

Solar Eclipse - 29th April 2014. Pretty much the closest I photo I have to maximum eclipse as visible from Perth, Western Australia.

Solar Eclipse – 29th April 2014. Pretty much the closest I photo I have to maximum eclipse as visible from Perth, Western Australia.

Solar Eclipse - 29th April 2014. The eclipse was partly cloudy in Perth, with much of it obscured totally or at least partially.

Solar Eclipse – 29th April 2014. The eclipse was partly cloudy in Perth, with much of it obscured totally or at least partially.

Solar Eclipse - 29th April 2014. As the eclipse drew to an end more sunspots became visible on the solar surface.

Solar Eclipse – 29th April 2014. As the eclipse drew to an end more sunspots became visible on the solar surface.

Order prints of the Solar Eclipse here and here (second photograph)

The solar eclipse of 29th April 2014 as viewed from Perth Western Australia was quite a cloudy and hence frustrating affair! Through the clouds, and attempts to out-drive the clouds, I managed to secure a few nice photographs.

The above photographs show the eclipse at it’s most obscured, with some cloud, and towards the end when more sunspots became visible as the Moon started to move more away from the Sun.

You are able to purchase photographs of the Solar Eclipse from me (prints, or digital rights). At this early stage I do not have specific product pages for them, so just email me and let me know what you’re after.

Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud, companion galaxy of our Milky Way.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, companion galaxy of our Milky Way.

A common site in the southern hemisphere night sky, the Large Magellanic Cloud is a companion galaxy of our Milky Way. Visually in the night sky the LMC as it is known appears quite large and, away from light pollution, quite bright and obvious. This photograph was taken recently at a regular astronomy camp run by the Astronomical Society of Western Australia. The forecast was for mostly cloudy conditions and we did indeed get some much needed rain, but I was still able to make the most of the relaxing weekend capturing a bunch of photographs, this being one of them. Buy prints of the Large Magellanic Cloud or request it on a Photo Block.

Moon and Mars April 2014

The Moon and Mars - 14th April 2014

The Moon and Mars – 14th April 2014

Mars reached opposition on the 9th Aril 2014 and on April 14th (the day this photograph was captured) Mars was at it’s closest point to Earth for 2014. This coincided with Mars appearing (from our perspective) to be close to the Moon, 3 degrees in fact, which is close enough to nicely frame the two together in a camera. Mars has a dusty red hue to the naked eye and through a telescope. Compared to the brilliant white of the bright almost full moon this difference becomes more obvious. For more information about the Mars opposition this year check out Ian Musgrave’s blog.