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Space A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay


    A Partial Eclipse Over Manila Bay
    Credit & Copyright: Armando Lee (Astron. League Philippines), 100 Hours of Astronomy (IYA2009)

    Explanation: What's happened to the setting Sun? An eclipse! Two days ago, the Moon eclipsed part of the Sun as visible from parts of Africa, Australia, and Asia. In particular the above image, taken from the Mall of Asia seawall, caught a partially eclipsed Sun setting over Manila Bay in the Philippines. Piers are visible in silhouette in the foreground. Eclipse chasers and well placed sky enthusiasts captured many other interesting and artistic images of the year's only annular solar eclipse, including movies, eclipse shadow arrays, and rings of fire. Another partial solar eclipse will be visible from the Philippines in July. That event, however, will likely be better remembered as a total solar eclipse visible to those occupying a long thin swath of Earth that starts in India and extends through China into the Pacific Ocean.

    (Via NASA)
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    That's a cool shot. :cool:

    I wonder if the photographer was in the right place at the right time or if he calculated ahead of time the positioning of the moon & sun in regards to the waterline.
  3. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

    Dec 7, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Agreed, Kevin! (y)

    That is one wickedly cool shot............ :)

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