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Eclipse and National Observatory of Athens

By: Elias Chasiotis

 

Athens, Greece

2008 February 21

 

The weathervane of the National Observatory of Athens aligned with the eclipsed lunar disc. The total lunar eclipse of Feb. 2008 gave Greek amateur astronomers the chance to take photos of an eclipsed moon together with some impressive Greek historic landmarks. As noted by the photographer "My choice was the National Observatory of Athens, built in 1842, a historic building where the famous German astronomer Julius Schmidt served as a president from 1858 to 1884 and where he made very important astronomical observations for his time, as well as a detailed map of the moon." Elias Chasiotis

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