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Clouds, Plane, Sun, Eclipse

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Clouds, Plane, Sun, Eclipse

How can part of the Sun just disappear?

When that part is really
hiding behind the Moon.

Last Friday, the first
partial solar eclipse of 2005 and the
last total eclipse of the Sun until March 2006 was visible.

During a solar eclipse, the
Moon and
Earth are aligned.

The total solar eclipse
was primarily visible from the Southern
Pacific Ocean, while a partial
solar eclipse was discoverable across
South America and lower
North America.

The above image composite was taken with a handheld
digital camera last Friday.

After a day of rain in Mt. Holly,
North Carolina,
USA, a partially eclipsed Sun momentarily peeked through a
cloudy sky.

After taking a sequence of images, the
best eclipse shot was digitally combined with a less
good eclipse shot that featured a
passing airplane.

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