6 Minutes 42 Seconds

The July 22nd total solar eclipse was
the longest of the
21st century
.

From the point of maximum eclipse
along the Moon’s shadow track
across the Pacific Ocean, the Moon completely blocked the Sun
for a total of 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

But from the deck of this cruise ship
the duration of the total
eclipse phase
was extended to a
whopping 6 minutes and 42 seconds
by the ship’s motion along the shadow track.

This panoramic view of the scene shows the
shimmering solar corona
in a darkened daytime sky, with clouds silhouetted by a bright
sky on the distant horizon,
beyond the Moon’s shadow.

Mercury can be seen near the eclipsed Sun.

Venus lies near the upper right edge of the frame.

Credit & Copyright:

Babak
Tafreshi

(TWAN)