Posted by: mrpeatie | January 29, 2009

Partial Solar Eclipse at Sunset Over Water


This amazing photo was taken earlier this week over Manila Bay in the Philippines. The Moon eclipsed part of the Sun and was visible in many regions throughout Africa, Asia, and Australia. If you’re thinking the Sun looks pretty damn big, well it does. It’s mostly an optical illusion though. Same thing happens sometimes with Moon when it’s low on the horizon. It’s called the Ponzo illusion. You can view a bigger image and the original post on the Astronomy Picture of the Day site or check out more images of the eclipse.


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