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joeblast, October 19, 2009 in The Rabbit Hole
I took this picture the other day.
And this is a picture of my dog.
Is that a real total eclipse over Easter Island?
On July 11, 2010, the Moon passed directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse over the South Pacific. "It was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen," says Billy Mallery who witnessed the event from Easter Island:
"I spent much time trying to find just the right place on the island for totality, and this was it... with the Moai 'looking' straight at the sun's corona," says Mallery.
Easter island was one of the few places the Moon's shadow made landfall. Mostly, the path of totality sprawled across open, uninhabited ocean. That didn't stop the eclipse-chasers, though, who crowded upon every boat, cruise ship, and atoll they could find to watch the show.
nice. conference freewheeler caught in a moment of peace?
Nice shot of the moon and an aurora too!
14% difference in apogee vs perigee - we just had the smallest full moon of the year
Blue sky auroras:
I have to put up some generated quantum mechanical probability graph here just so I dont have to keep seeing DOG BEATEN...