If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a
picture that included the Sun, how would the Sun's position change?
With great planning
and effort, such a
series of images can be taken.
The figure-8 path the Sun follows over
the course of a year
is called an analemma.
day in Earth's northern hemisphere, the Sun appeared at the bottom of the analemma.
Analemmas created from different latitudes would appear
at least slightly different, as well as analemmas created at a different time each day.
With even greater planning and effort,
the series can include a
total eclipse of the Sun as one of the images.
Pictured is such a total solar eclipse
analemma or Tutulemma -
a term coined by the photographers based on the
Turkish word for eclipse.
The above composite image sequence was recorded from
The base image for the sequence is from the
total phase of a solar eclipse as viewed
Turkey on 2006 March 29.
Venus was also visible during totality, toward the lower right.
Credit & Copyright:
Cenk E. Tezel and