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Solar eclipse

Solar eclipse. Montage image of the sun (white) during a solar eclipse. The black shapes show the varying position of the moon at it passed in front of the sun, from top left to bottom right. At totality the moon would have fitted completely over the sun and only the suns corona (atmosphere) would have have been visible. The moment of totality lasts for only a few minutes. Total solar eclipses usually occur less than once a year and can only be seen from a small area of the Earths surface

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Media ID 6282697


2006 Black And White Compared Comparison Cosmology Eclipse Eclipsing Monochrome Image Montage Moon Phase Shape Shapes Solar Solar Eclipse Solar System Total Eclipse Totality 29 March Mono Chrome

This print showcases the mesmerizing phenomenon of a solar eclipse. The image is a montage that beautifully captures the different stages of this celestial event, with the sun depicted in white against a striking black background. The varying positions of the moon as it passes in front of the sun are represented by intriguing black shapes, arranged from top left to bottom right. At totality, which lasts for just a few precious minutes, the moon would have completely covered the sun, revealing only its ethereal corona or atmosphere. This rare occurrence typically happens less than once a year and can only be observed from specific locations on Earth's surface. The monochrome composition adds an artistic touch to this astronomical spectacle, emphasizing the contrasting elements at play – light and darkness, shape and void. It serves as a reminder of our place within the vastness of space and invites contemplation about our cosmic surroundings. This remarkable photograph was taken in 2006 by Science Photo Library, showcasing their expertise in capturing awe-inspiring moments like these. Whether you're fascinated by science or simply appreciate stunning visuals from our solar system, this print is sure to captivate your imagination and spark curiosity about the wonders beyond our planet's atmosphere.

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