Solar eclipse shadow

July 22nd, 2009
MTSAT-1R visible images

MTSAT-1R visible images

MTSAT-1R visible images (above) showed the large shadow from a solar eclipse, which could be seen moving from west to east across Asia and the Pacific Ocean on 22 July 2009. According to Wikipedia, this was the longest-lasting total solar eclipse of the 21st century, with a duration of up to 6.5 minutes in some locations.

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