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Arctic Eclipse

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Polar Regions

Site: Svalbard - Norway

Date: 2015 March 20

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Wide-angle view of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse with the shadow cone of the Moon visible above Longyearbyen, Svalbard, at 78 degrees north. From the photographer: "Apart from Venus, which became nicely visible about 10 minutes before totality I did not spot any other celestial objects. Also no aurora was visible at totality and I suspect not many people looked for it during the precious 2 minutes 25 minutes of totality! The corona was one of the best I can remember since my first totality in 1999." Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a closeup telephoto view of the diamond ring right before totality, the last bit of photosphere before it disappeared to unveil a myriad of prominences and a fine arc of corona. Tunc Tezel

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