fredag 3 juni 2011

Midnight Sun Eclipse

At midnight between 1-2 June a rare eclipse of the Sun could be seen above the Arctic circle. In the evening, the weather looked bad, but the skies cleared up miraculously just in time for the start of the eclipse.

At the point of greatest eclipse (58% eclipsed), the Sun looked like a big smile in the sky. Some pictures from Kvaløya outside Troms below:

Beginning of the eclipse

 During the point of greatest eclipse, the Sun was setting behind the mountains and for a while it almost looked like a second moon was eclipsing the sun from below..

Strange-shaped sun at midnight

2 kommentarer:

  1. How many people get to witness an eclipse of the sun, let alone one at midnight!! Fabulous.

  2. Spennende! Utrolig godt gjort å klare å fange denne solformøkelsen på denne måten. Var nok litt av et syn!

    Knut Børge