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Annular Solar Eclipse at High Resolution

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#80668 by @ 06.10.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Annular Solar Eclipse at High Resolution

Explanation: On Monday, part of the Sun went missing. The missing piece was no cause for concern -- the Moon was only momentarily in the way. The event was not a total eclipse of the Sun for any Earth-bound sky enthusiast but rather, at best, an annular eclipse, where the Moon blocked most of the Sun. Because of the relatively large distance to the Moon during this Earth-Moon-Sun alignment, the Moon did not have a large enough angular size to block the entire Sun. Those who witnessed the solar eclipse from a narrow path through Spain and Africa, however, were lucky enough to see the coveted Ring of Fire, a dark Moon completely surrounded by the brilliant light of the distant Sun. Pictured above is a Ring of Fire captured two days ago in unusually high resolution above Spain. The resulting image shows details of the granular solar surface as well as many prominences around the Sun.

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#80675 by @ 06.10.2005 07:34 - nach oben -
krass man, ä anders loch i dä sunnä! passt jo mini ganz hand durä!
#80676 by @ 06.10.2005 07:39 - nach oben -
hand? sehr schön, i ha scho denkt äs chunnt wider mol irgendöperem sini mueter vor...
#80679 by @ 06.10.2005 07:45 - nach oben -
chunnt... ?
#80681 by @ 06.10.2005 08:05 - nach oben -
lueg mol hans; d-m.