Saturday, July 25, 2009

Longest Solar Eclipse of 21st Century,

Global visibility chart. The eclipse began at sunrise eclipse on the left (India), and ended at sunset eclipse on the right (Pacific ocean)

MTSAT satellite image of solar eclipse over southeast China

Total eclipse from Kurigram, Bangladesh

These identically scaled photos compare the apparent diameter of the full moon (near apogee) to the nearly new moon (visible by earthshine) on the day before the solar eclipse near lunar perigee.

Total eclipse diamond ring from Kurigram, Bangladesh

Partial eclipse from Quezon City, Philippines

Solar eclipse from Wuhan, China

Phases of the solar eclipse from Lucknow, India