APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2015 Sep 13)

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APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2015 Sep 13)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:06 am

Image A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas

Explanation: It was a typical Texas sunset except that most of the Sun was missing. The location of the missing piece of the Sun was not a mystery -- it was behind the Moon. Featured here is one of the more interesting images taken of a partial solar eclipse that occurred in 2012, capturing a temporarily crescent Sun setting in a reddened sky behind brush and a windmill. The image was taken about 20 miles west of Sundown, Texas, USA, just after the ring of fire effect was broken by the Moon moving away from the center of the Sun. Today a new partial solar eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Earth. Unfortunately for people who live in Texas, today's eclipse can only be seen from southern Africa and Antarctica.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2015 Sep 13)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:54 am

Ah, yes....
"Out on the lonesome range. Sunset is such a welcome sight. It means the doggies are resting, and my load is going to be light.
Lonesome Sunset...by the windmill....whistlin' wind...through the trees. Day is done, come the Sun....just my rifle, pony...and meeee...."

With apologies to Dean Martin and Rio Bravo....

Stunning Sunset Eclipse... :)
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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2015 Sep 13)

Post by rjacobson » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:23 pm

SDO viewed the Sun, Earth, and Moon all at the same time this morning:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

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Re: APOD: A Partial Solar Eclipse over Texas (2015 Sep 13)

Post by MarkBour » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:37 pm

Wow. That's the closest you'll ever get to seeing a dang commie flag a flyin over the great state of Texas. :-)
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