False Eclipse

June 18, 2003


Provided and copyright by: Benjamin Kühne, AKM e.V.
Summary authors & editors: Benjamin Kühne

The above photo was taken on April 29, 2003 from Cologne, Germany using an Olympus C-4040 camera. Just before sunset, clouds began to obscure the lower portion of the Sun, giving it the appearance of a partial eclipse. This false eclipse looked somewhat similar to the partial solar eclipse of May 31 -- see yesterday's Earth Science Picture of the Day.

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