Dude, could you move please? You’re totally blocking my light.

    The International Space Station (ISS) was in position to view the umbral (ground) shadow cast by the Moon as it moved between the Sun and the Earth during the solar eclipse on March 29, 2006. This astronaut image captures the umbral shadow across southern Turkey, northern Cyprus, and the Mediterranean Sea. People living in these regions observed a total solar eclipse, in which the Moon completely covers the Sun’s disk. The astronaut photograph was taken at approximately 2:00 p.m. local time. The terminator of the eclipse—the line between the light and dark parts of the Sun’s disk— is visible as it passes across central Turkey. This total solar eclipse is the fourth to have occurred since 1999. The portion of the ISS visible at image top is the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.

ISS012 Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Photographic Highlights

3 thoughts on “Dude, could you move please? You’re totally blocking my light.

  1. this is totally cool.

    I think someone photochopped this. I so cant see stars in the upper left and i think the compass rose is off. Besides, the font for Turkey isnt right.

    Everyone knows earth is flat and the 120’ FHM magazine cover & the great wall are visible from space. hahaha

  2. If you look very carefully at the top edge of the Moon’s shadow, you can see me behind a thick cloud, cursing the weather that made me miss another eclipse…

  3. It’s that damn Golbal Warming. Bush is responsible for this!!! OH, WAIT, in the background, is the earth ROUND??? Let me go back to that Babble reference . . . LOL  LOL  LOL

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