shadow slid across the southern Pacific
on July 11, people gathered along the white, sandy
Anakena Beach on the north side of
Easter Island to watch a
The experience was captured in this tantalizing composite image,
constructed from a sequence of 50 consecutive exposures.
At their center is the totally eclipsed Sun surrounded by a
shimmering solar corona.
From the well chosen viewpoint, palm trees appear in silhouette
against a darkened sky and the faint light reflected in the water.
towering above the onlookers, at the
land, ocean, and sky are Moai,
mysterious monolithic statues.
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