A Little Bite of Sun

Brown envelope astrophotography :-)
Brown envelope astrophotography :-)

A cheeky little shadow robot smirking at my binoculars while our mighty Sun was being devoured by a hungry Moon.

An annular solar eclipse occurred on Thursday, June 10, 2021, when the Moon passed between Earth and the Sun, thereby partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. During the eclipse, the Moon's apparent diameter was smaller than the Sun's, so it caused the Sun to look like an annulus. The annular eclipse was visible from parts of northeastern Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean (passing over the North Pole), and the Russian Far East, whilst the eclipse appeared partial from a region thousands of kilometres wide, which included northeastern North America, most of Europe, and northern Asia.

Source: Solar eclipse of June 10, 2021 (wikipedia.org)

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W. H. Auden



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