Monday, March 27, 2006

Mir's-Eye View

Chet is on the south coast of Turkey by now for this Wednesday's total eclipse. Since he is offline by this point, I'll post one of my favorite photographs. This is the famous image taken from the former Mir Space Station looking down on the moon's shadow as it swept across Europe in 1999.


To experience a solar eclipse in totality, you have to position yourself in the exact center of this shadow.