6 Minutes 42 Seconds
The July 22nd total solar eclipse was
the longest of the
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
was extended to a
whopping 6 minutes and 42 seconds
by the ship’s motion along the shadow track.
Mercury can be seen near the eclipsed Sun.
Venus lies near the upper right edge of the frame.
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