Happy solstice day!

Sunset Turin 7.9.2011_1

Sunrise at the Sacra of San Michele

:: Image taken on 21 October 2012 from Bruzolo  – Immagine ripresa da Bruzolo il 21 ottobre 2012 ::

Technical details: Canon Eos 5D, MkII, focal lenght: 700mm; Exp: 1/1600 sec; F/9, ISO: 100 

Omega Sunrise with huge AR1520 sunspot

This morning I had the fortune to admire from the beach of Lido di Dante (Ravenna, Italy) a spectacular sunrise with the huge AR1520 sunspot rising on an omega shaped Sun over the sea!

  • Photo #1: Canon Eos 5d MkII; Exp: 1/30 sec.; F/29; ISO: 100
  • Photo #1: Canon Eos 5d MkII; Exp: 1/30 sec.; F/10; ISO: 100

4th of July sunspot sunrise

This morning the Sun showed up with the largest sunspot region I had the fortune to photograph!

Canon 5dMkII with Sigma lens @700mm

Happy Solstice Day!

Today at 23:09 UT Summer begins in the northern emisphere. The photo above has been taken few days ago at sunsrise from the Candia Lake. You can enjoy other my sunny pictures HERE.

AR 1504 Sunspot at sunrise over the Candia Lake

The sun is dressing up for the upcoming solstice day and this morning offered a great show with the large Sunspot AR 1504 easily visible at dawn over the Candia Lake



At sunrise of 6 June 2012 Venus passed on the disk of the Sun for the last time in this century: you can find my images and a report of this incredible event HERE!

All’alba del 6 giugno 2012 Venere è transitata sul disco del Sole per l’ultima volta in questo secolo: potete trovare le mie immagini e un report di questo straordinario evento QUI!

My “Sunspot at sunrise” image is published by CNN and gets great media coverage

My image of the sunspot AR 1476 rising alogside the Basilica of Superga (taken on May 10th) received a great media coverage being viewed by thousands of people around the web — a list of main webisites where it has been featured in the recent couple of weeks is provided below (click on the link to go to the relevant page):

EarthSky, Spaceweather (NASA), ANSA.it, CNN Mexico, Space.com, Astronomy.com Picture of the Day, Meteoweb, Space.com POD.

Thanks for looking and best wishes for a great view of the Transit of Venus! Here are some useful resources to plan and follow the event:

Sunspot AR 1476 Sunrise and the Basilica of Superga

This morning the sight of the majestic Sunspot AR 1476 was great as the Sun was rising alogside the Basilica of Superga!

Canon Eos 5D Mark II; Focal lenght:700mm; Exp: 1/8000 and 1/125 sec; F/40; ISO:50

Questa mattina la visione della gigantesca macchia solare AR 1476 è stata veramente impressionante mentre il Sole sorgeva accanto alla Basilica di Superga – Ripresa effettuata dal Monte dei Cappuccini.

My new video “The Sky over Turin”

Enjoy my new video showing images I took in Turin and its surroundings ;-)

Clicking the links below you will find more info on some of the images included: