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Touran Sunrise

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Touran Sunrise


Clouds covered the eastern horizon on Monday, when the
Sun rose over the expansive
Touran Wildlife Reserve in
northeastern Iran.

Of course, on that day the Moon rose
with the Sun, creating a
widely enjoyed partial solar

Along with a mountainous
horizon, the cloud cover lent a
dramatic aspect
to this eclipse sunrise and made
it possible for astronomer Babak Tafreshi to record these
telephoto images without using a filter.

north in planet Earth's sky, the Sun itself was also
approaching the equinox, the astronomical marker
for the first day of northern hemisphere spring
and the beginning of
Norouz, the Persian
New Year.

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