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A Total Solar Eclipse over Turkey

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A Total Solar Eclipse over Turkey

Some >views of last week's
total eclipse
of the Sun were better than others.

One spectacular view occurred over
Adrasan (near Antalya),
Turkey and was
captured there by industrious astrophotographer Stefan Seip.

The >above digital mosaic caught the Moon
in several stages as it moved between the Earth and the Sun.

During the center frame, a
>total solar eclipse was visible,
the Moon completely blocked the Sun, the area became dark, and the
magnificent corona of the Sun became visible.

The foreground frame from the same location was taken during sunlight.

The next total eclipse
of the Sun will occur in August 2008 and be visible from parts of
North America,
Europe, and

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