Sunset on the Flores Sea

I confess the photo was taken without any real consideration of weather issues! It was quite simply a mind blowing image in life (and I think the pic’s not too bad either!) We were on a six day kayaking trip, camping on a number of islands in the Flores Sea, having begun (and finished) our trip from Labuhanbajo on the large island of Flores. The careened boat shown in the picture is our support boat which is undergoing “unplanned” repairs!) 4.41 pm 5 June 2009

Photo Credit: Adrian Walsh

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2017 Eclipse Baily’s Beads

…….and finally, this is the third submittal of the 2017 total solar eclipse on August 21.

This shows Baily’s Beads, the phenomena of the sun shining through the mountains and craters on the surface of the moon, named after Francis Baily who explained the phenomenon in 1836.

Photo Credit: Steve Kasper

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2017 Eclipse Solar Prominences

A second image of the 2017 Solar eclipse from just south of Casper, Wyoming on August 21.  This image prominently shows prominences.  The one that streams out the furthest from the sun’s surface is about 35,000 miles.  The earth would easily fit within this distance!

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Beautiful 2017 Eclipse Corona

I wanted to share this image I took of the total solar eclipse just south of Casper, WY on August 21, 2017. What is unique about the image is the delicate texture in the sun’s corona, especially the tendrils emanating from top (from either side of a prominence) and the apparent twisting of the corona at about the 7 o’clock position.

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