Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Big Shadows

So we all know that a solar eclipse is just the shadow of the moon on earth. The crew of the ISS will get a chance to see the shadow of tomorrow's eclipse from their view above it all.

Top Men thought that the teeming masses should at least get a taste of what it might look like - from a satellite view of an eclipse over Antarctica in 2003.

2 km per pixel
1 km per pixel
500 m per pixel (The big one!)

Here is another slightly different angle (from a slightly different satellite.)

UPDATE (3/29): Here is an ISS Photo of today's eclipse.

Previous related Wohba links:
Eclipse Planning
Don't Look Up


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