Friday, the fourth and final partial solar eclipse
only visible from high latitudes in the southern hemisphere.
If you missed it, check out
dramatic picture of the
geocentric celestial event from a very high southern latitude
on the continent of Antarctica.
From a camera positioned at
San Martín Station
near the antarctic peninsula mountain range, the picture
looks toward the south and east.
The Sun and
silhouetted lunar disk are seen through thin, low clouds.
Perhaps fittingly, the mountainous slope in the foreground is
part of the larger Roman Four Promontory,
named for its craggy, snow covered face that
resembles the Roman numeral IV.
For 2011, there is actually one more eclipse to go, a
total eclipse of the Moon.
Parts of that eclipse be visible
from most of planet Earth (but not
Credit & Copyright:
Carlos Zelayeta (San Martín Station, Antarctica)