APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

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APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:08 am

Image A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence Reflected

Explanation: What's happened to the Sun? Yesterday, if you were in the right place at the right time, you could see the Sun rise partially eclipsed by the Moon. The unusual sight was captured in dramatic fashion in the featured image not only directly, in a sequence of six images, but also in reflection from Soltan Salt Lake in Iran. The almost-white Sun appears dimmer and redder near the horizon primarily because Earth's atmosphere preferentially scatters away more blue light. Yesterday's partial solar eclipse appeared in the sky over much of Asia and Australia, but those with a clear enough sky in a thin band across the Earth's surface were treated to a more complete annular solar eclipse -- where the Moon appears completely surrounded by the Sun in what is known as a ring of fire. The next annular solar eclipse will occur in 2020 June.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:51 am

Great image...A friend had a prism, and in August of 2017, I took this SORT OF similar pic with his prism, and my camcorder...

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by Astronymus » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 am

On the second crescent from aboce you can see the string NASA attached the fake moon disc to. All that effort to make us think the Earth is not flat. :lol2:
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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:42 pm

Makes For an interesting photo! :D
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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:05 pm

Astronymus wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 am
On the second crescent from aboce you can see the string NASA attached the fake moon disc to. All that effort to make us think the Earth is not flat. :lol2:
Very funny Astro.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by DL MARTIN » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Another wonderful offering. Thank you.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse Sequence... (2019 Dec 27)

Post by Ann » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:46 pm

The amazing mirror-like surface of the salt lake makes for a superb composition. The gradual reddening of the Moon images adds to the visual effects.

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