Schöner Shot von Thierry Legault während der gestrigen partiellen Sonnenfinsternis, die hier ja leider nur für einen Himmel in unterschiedlichen Graustufen sorgte: „Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS), taken from the area of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman on January 4th 2011 at 9:09 UT, during the partial solar eclipse.“
Das beste Bild einer Sonnenfinsternis, das ich jemals gesehen habe: The Crown of the Sun. Ist ein digitales Composite aus 7 Bildern, aufgenommen während der Sonnenfinsternis auf den Osterinseln neulich.
During a total solar eclipse, the Sun’s extensive outer atmosphere, or corona, is an inspirational sight. Subtle shades and shimmering features that engage the eye span a brightness range of over 10,000 to 1, making them notoriously difficult to capture in a single photograph. But this composite of 7 consecutive digital images over a range of exposure times comes close to revealing the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The telescopic views were recorded from the Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) during July 11′s total solar eclipse and also show solar prominences extending just beyond the edge of the eclipsed sun. Remarkably, features on the dim, near side of the New Moon can also be made out, illuminated by sunlight reflected from a Full Earth.
Und worüber ich mir auch noch nie Gedanken gemacht habe, formuliert einer auf Reddit so:
You know what always blows my mind?
There’s no reason why the moon and the sun should just happen to have the exact same apparent size in our sky, but they do. It’s totally by chance and it makes for really awesome solar eclipses.
Hat dafür jemand ‘ne Erklärung?
On August 1st, 2008, starting in the morning, over northern Canada, observers on Earth could watch this years only total solar eclipse. While a partial eclipse could be seen over a larger area, the shadow of totality passed over Greenland, Norway and Russia, then evaporated into the night sky over China. Here you will find a collection of photographs of this eclipse, and people here on Earth, taking it all in.