On the morning of November 14, sky gazers from around
the world gathered on this little planet to stand in the dark
of the Moon.
Of course, the Moon cast the shadow during last month's
total solar eclipse,
and the little planet is actually a beach
on Green Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
The picture itself, the first
little planet projection
of a total solar eclipse, is a digitally warped and stitched
wrap-around of 8 images covering 360x180 degrees.
To make it, the intrepid photographer had to remember to shoot
both toward and away(!) from the eclipse during the excitement
Near this little planet's horizon,
the eclipsed Sun is just above center,
surrounded by the
glowing solar corona.
Venus can be spotted toward the top of the frame.
At bottom right, bright star Sirius shines at the tip of an
alarmingly tall tree.
Credit & Copyright:
Dennis L. Mammana