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Tropical Island Dreaming

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Asia

Site: Halmahera - Indonesia

Date: 2016 March 9

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The 2016 March 9 total solar eclipse in partially cloudy sky of Pulau Plun, a small island off the eastern coast of Halmahera, Indonesia. From the photographer: "After a relatively clear night, there were dark clouds passing around sunrise and bringing some drops of rain, I thought we will be clouded out. Thankfully it got better, the clouds got thinner and the progression of the eclipse was generally visible. Ten minutes before totality, the last patches of clouds started to pass, and about 5 minutes after totality it was became mostly clear. The first half of our 3 minutes 17 seconds of totality was seen through thinner clouds when the corona of the Sun was more clearly visible." Click the constellation icon above the image to see telephoto views of the prominences at the edge of the eclipsed Sun. Tunc Tezel

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