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Planets :

Planets

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Updated: Feb 14, 2012 2:18am PST

2010 Easter Island Eclipse : Total Solar Eclipse on Rapa Nui

2010 Easter Island Eclipse

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Total Solar Eclipse on Rapa Nui

Updated: Mar 28, 2011 11:00am PST

Solar Eclipses : Solar Eclipses are events that can only be observed in narrow paths where the Moon’s shadow passes along the Earth.  Observers usually travel long distances in order to position themselves along the shadow’s path.

Solar Eclipses

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Solar Eclipses are events that can only be observed in narrow paths wh ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 5:44pm PST

Moon :

Moon

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Updated: Sep 28, 2009 6:08pm PST

2009 Eclipse - Japan : Total Solar Eclipse
22 July 2009
At sea, near Iwo Jima with MIT Alumni Eclipse Expedition

2009 Eclipse - Japan

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Total Solar Eclipse 22 July 2009 At sea, near Iwo Jima with MIT Alum ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2009 2:35am PST

Internation Space Station Fly Over : On the evening of November 20, 2008 at about 6:14PM the International Space Station with the Shuttle Endeavor docked passed over the Atlanta area.  The sky shot with the streak was taken with a 16mm wide angle lens.  That image is the combination of four 30 second exposures stacked together.  The three breaks in the streak came from the time needed for the camera to download the image and starting the next exposure.  The close up was taken with an 1100mm f/7 Astro Physics lens and a Canon digital camera.  You can see the solar panels on either side of the space station.  It was a challenge to track it while flying 17,200 mph and get an image with very little motion.  At the time of the photo the pair was about 250 miles away.  At 250 miles away the Space Station is only about 40 arc seconds in size.  That’s about the size of some of the larger planets around us.  The difference in getting detailed photos on a planet is that they aren’t moving so fast.

Internation Space Station Fly Over

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On the evening of November 20, 2008 at about 6:14PM the International ...

Updated: Nov 22, 2008 10:50am PST