January 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at Sunset

by twistedsifter




watching solar eclipse at sunset argentina Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at Sunset

Photograph by JANNE PYYKKO


On July 11, 2010, after a long trek eastward across the southern Pacific Ocean, the Moon’s shadow reached landfall in South America. In a total solar eclipse close to sunset, silhouetted Moon and Sun hugged the western horizon, seen here above the Andes mountains near the continent’s southern tip. To enjoy a good vantage point, the photographer hiked to a windy spot about 400 meters above a lake, Lago Argentino, climbing into the picture after setting up his camera on a tripod. At left, the sky outside the shadow cone is still bright. Below, the lights of El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina, shine by the lake shore. [Source]