Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Umbra World
Posted on 12/14/2012 9:35:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: On the morning of November 14, sky gazers from around the world gathered on this little planet to stand in the dark umbral shadow of the Moon. Of course, the Moon cast the shadow during last month's total solar eclipse, and the little planet is actually a beach on Green Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The picture itself, the first little planet projection of a total solar eclipse, is a digitally warped and stitched wrap-around of 8 images covering 360x180 degrees. To make it, the intrepid photographer had to remember to shoot both toward and away(!) from the eclipse during the excitement of totality. Near this little planet's horizon, the eclipsed Sun is just above center, surrounded by the glowing solar corona. Venus can be spotted in the shadow-darkened sky toward the top of the frame. At bottom right, bright star Sirius shines at the tip of an alarmingly tall tree.
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In the thumbnail, it looks like a FLEA! Eyew.
Not sunken civ, or even astro pic, but upside down flying tiny island, with trees, people, and a plug of water moon-ward in the sky. Weird. You?
It is a 2 dimensional representation of the inside of a sphere. It has to look wierd.
It does show a complete picture of the total eclipse shadow.
That is a very interesting picture. I uploaded it into Windows Photo Viewer, and I was able to spin it around and see each quadrant right-side up.
Fascinating. As ever, thank you for the ping, Mr. Civilizations.
Not Blue Dragon, Not sunken civ, or even astro pic, but upside down flying tiny island, with trees, people, and a plug of water moon-ward in the sky. Weird. You?
I'm not even going to bother with an explanation. I'll just wait for real space pics.
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