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Easter Island Eclipse

By: Stephane Guisard

 

Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Easter Island - Chile

Date: 2010 July 11

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As seen on the National Geographic NewsThe total solar eclipse of 11 July 2010 above the Easter Island, a remote land of mysterious moai statues erased from the island's yet-to-understand history. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see the place of Easter Island in the totality zone and where TWAN photographers were located along the eclipse path. TWAN photographer Stephane Guisard started shooting photos and time-lapse videos from the night before just besides some of the 887 mysterious stone statues carved a thousand years ago on various sites of the island. There were concerns for the usual passing clouds above the island but the sky was suitably clear during the eclipse and 4.5 minutes of totality was seen at 40 degrees above the Island's horizon. Note the crowd of travelers who gathered near the statues, mostly with digital cameras in hand. Stephane Guisard - Astrosurf.com/sguisard

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