Jan 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: Solar Eclipse at Sunset

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE AT SUNSET

 

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]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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