Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Solar Eclipse over Queensland
Posted on 11/15/2012 7:19:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This month's New Moon brought a total solar eclipse to parts of planet Earth on November 13 (UT). Most of the total eclipse track fell across the southern Pacific, but the Moon's dark umbral shadow began its journey in northern Australia on Wednesday morning, local time. From along the track, this telescopic snapshot captures the Moon's silhouette in skies over Queensland along the Mulligan highway west of Port Douglas. Almost completely covered, the Sun's disk is seen still surrounded by a hint of the faint solar corona. Planet-sized prominences stretch above the active Sun's edge. Sunlight streaming through gaps in the rugged profile of the lunar limb creates the brilliant but fleeting Baily's Beads.
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[Credit & Copyright: Phil Hart]
G'night all! I was going to post a couple of GGG topics, but it took about fifteen to post this one (and I'm waiting for the reply window to appear as I type this), and I'd also want to check to see what others have posted to me and pinged me, and that looks like another half hour, so, forget it.
Beautiful diamond ring effect
Thank you for your patience and endurance!
Over Queensland... You can't make this stuff up!
Oh! A diamond ring. Sigh...
You’re still on dial-up? Is there any chance at all that you can get DSL?
I took my laptop with me to the Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot last month, and we brought a wifi-linked Samsung Tablet along. It worked great throughout the entire trip, going, there, and returning.
Even if your ISP does not offer DSL, there are ways around suffering with a slow connection.
I found out last night that one of my friends is in Oz just to photograph this celestial event.