Tag: sun

May 11, 2016

This Rare Mercury Transit Timelapse Really Puts the Colossal Size of Our Sun in Perspective

This Rare Mercury Transit Timelapse Really Puts the Colossal Size of Our Sun in Perspective

Mercury is roughly 1/3 the size of Earth and you can fit about 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun…

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Nov 11, 2014

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

On Nov. 11 at 11:11 am, the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

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Sep 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Photograph by MDPPatrick on reddit Reddit user MDPPatrick took this perfectly timed photo of his brother shooting a basketball and creating an eclipse of the sun at the same time. For those curious, the photo was taken on a Galaxy S4 using the ‘Sports’ mode which takes pictures of fast movement. The photo, which…

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Nov 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at 44,000 ft

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at 44,000 ft

SOLAR ECLIPSE AT 44,000 FT Photograph by Ben Cooper | launchphotography.com Recently featured as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, this amazing capture by Ben Cooper of LaunchPhotography.com shows the total solar eclipse that occurred on November 3, 2013, from 44,000 ft over the Atlantic. Cooper was aboard a 12-person Dassault Falcon…

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