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Title: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: markjo on June 04, 2011, 07:52:06 AM
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(http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/06/midnight-sun-eclipse.jpg)
Fortunate northerners saw a rare eclipse of the midnight sun on June 1.

During the Arctic summer, the sun dips low on the horizon but never sets. That means a solar eclipse is theoretically possible at any time. But this week?s eclipse was the first visible from Scandinavia since 2000, and the deepest since 1985. The next one won?t be for another 73 years.

?This was a rare event even up here,? said astrophotographer Bernt Olsen, who shot the photo above from his home in Troms?, Norway. ?I was lucky to get these shots.?[/quote]

I'm not sure what it has to do with the shape of the earth, but it's still pretty cool.
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: 29silhouette on June 04, 2011, 08:55:05 AM
Interesting.  If I was rich and had nothing to do, I'd travel to these places just to watch things like that.
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: Vindictus on June 04, 2011, 07:03:26 PM
Interesting.  If I was rich and had nothing to do, I'd travel to these places just to watch things like that.

If I was rich and had nothing to do, I'd go to the moon.
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: equaltriangle on June 05, 2011, 05:44:01 AM
i hate to hijack this thread but for people who have been following what ive been posting this would makeing the most sense but markjo has just provided us a rare picture of a moon just about ready to undergo a phase five moon oscillation. he must of taken this pic himself cause nasa doesnt want us to know and shit.
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: samiamco on June 07, 2011, 08:53:21 AM
Hi. New here. Just wanted to thank you for the pretty picture. The solar eclipse I saw myself (New England, late 80s or maybe early 90s?) was one of the most weird-ass things I've ever seen in my life. All of the shadows of everything were, well, eclipse-shaped. The leaves were all arced... I can't even describe it. It was just really freaky. I agree with 29silhouette: if I were rich, I'd be chasing solar eclipses all over the earth for fun, too!

Edited to add: Aha! Here's pictures of what I mean! http://tekfor.blogspot.com/2010/01/solar-eclipse-2010-india.html
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: sillyrob on June 07, 2011, 08:55:37 AM
Good picture Markjo.
Title: Re: Rare Midnight Solar Eclipse Caught in Arctic
Post by: 29silhouette on June 07, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
Interesting.  If I was rich and had nothing to do, I'd travel to these places just to watch things like that.

If I was rich and had nothing to do, I'd go to the moon.
That too.  After that...Mars.  I'd have an air tank custom built for my quad so i could take it too and ride the snot out of those dunes.