Eclipse Epilogue

Moon and Sun taken through the same telescope at different times using same magnification. Special solar filters were used for Sun images.

How amazing that we live in a time when the Sun and Moon appear to be the same size in the sky. In the past the Moon was much closer to Earth and early blocked the whole of the Sun. In the future the Moon will be much farther away and its passage in front of the Sun will appear as the transit of a fat shadow, but total eclipses will be a thing of the past. I am glad to be living at this time in our solar system.

#Sun #Moon #Eclipse

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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