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- Otto Posterman
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A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay
What's happened to the setting Sun? An eclipse! In early 2009, the Moon eclipsed part of the Sun as visible from parts of Africa, Australia, and Asia
. In particular the above image
, taken from the Mall of Asia
seawall, caught a partially eclipsed Sun setting over Manila Bay
in the Philippines
. Piers are visible in silhouette
in the foreground. Eclipse chasers
and well placed sky enthusiasts
captured many other interesting and artistic images
of the year's only annular solar eclipse
, including movies
, eclipse shadow arrays
, and rings of fire
. Today parts of the Sun again will become briefly blocked by the Moon, again visible
to some as a partial eclipse of a setting Sun. A small swath
of Earth, however, will be exposed
to the unusual ring of fire effect when the Moon is completely surrounded
by the glowing light of the slightly larger Sun.
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Smile today; tomorrow's another day!
- 500 Gigaderps
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It is rather neat to see a cresent sun once in a while.
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.
- 4725 Å
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So I'm not the greatest fan of the color red, but this sky is fantastic. Note, at the top of the crescent Sun, how the color changes from red to pink to yellow. And bearing in mind what we are actually seeing, our satellite, the Moon, partly covering our star, the Sun, makes the picture even more fantastic.
- Science Officer
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Very dramatic photo!!
I loved the link under "be exposed" in the last sentence of today's APOD.