Wednesday, February 18, 2009

solar eclipse from the moon

This photo was taken from a craft orbiting the moon, while the earth was between the moon (or at least the orbiting craft) and the sun. WOW. People on earth would be seeing some degree of lunar eclipse, this says a penumbral eclipse. It's one thing to picture this, but it's gorgeous to see it.

(After I originally posted this, my husband pointed out a simple oversight on my part -- From the moon, this would be a solar eclipse, as the earth is occulting the sun. Were the people orbiting the moon seeing the moon's shadow on the earth, with the sun behind, that would be a terrestrial eclipse.)

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