Pinhole Projection of Eclipse

April 05, 2006


Provided and copyright by: Laurent Laveder, Optics of the Atmosphere Gallery
Summary authors & editors: Laurent Laveder

The fascinating photo above was captured during last week's solar eclipse (March 29) from Side, Turkey. It was taken as the Moon slid in front of the Sun using an 8 mm fisheye lens in order to show both the Sun (overexposed) and its true "phase" as cast by pinholes on a white sheet. Click on photo for a larger view. For views of the total solar eclipse see the links below and tomorrow's Earth Science Picture of the Day.

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