An amazing eclipse image

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Image by Dennis Mamana
Check out this incredible photograph of November 14’s total solar eclipse, an event widely observed by thousands who traveled to Australia to see it. Astronomy magazine friend and contributor Dennis Mammana of Borrego Springs, California, made the image on Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Cairns, Australia, during totality. It shows the whole sky wrapped around the little island where our group witnessed the eclipse.

Dennis’ photography is really magic. He calls this picture “Umbra World.” His “straight” shot of the eclipse is also incredible — and I will share it tomorrow.

And for the amazing “whole Earth” shot I present here — in case you’re keeping track, I am the fourth one from the right of the tree on the left side.

Congrats to Dennis for a truly amazing picture.

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