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buzzlightyearsu:


Looking Back at an Eclipsed Earth Credit: Mir 27 Crew; Copyright: CNES
Explanation: Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse - others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir spacestation. The two bright spots that appear on the upper left are thought to be Jupiter and Saturn. Mir was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001.

Chilling.

buzzlightyearsu:

Looking Back at an Eclipsed Earth 
Credit: Mir 27 CrewCopyright: CNES

Explanation: Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse - others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir spacestation. The two bright spots that appear on the upper left are thought to be Jupiter and Saturn. Mir was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001.

Chilling.

bonedust:

Eclipse Shadow Cone

bonedust:

Eclipse Shadow Cone

mothernaturenetwork:

Solar eclipse viewable in U.S., China, JapanDepending on where people are in the eclipse’s path, some may witness an annular eclipse in which the moon blocks out all but a ring of the sun. The event will be the first time in 18 years that such an eclipse is visible from the continental United States.

mothernaturenetwork:

Solar eclipse viewable in U.S., China, Japan
Depending on where people are in the eclipse’s path, some may witness an annular eclipse in which the moon blocks out all but a ring of the sun. The event will be the first time in 18 years that such an eclipse is visible from the continental United States.

Solar eclipse - 5.20.2012
[constructed by Cory Poole]

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