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Nine Minutes in the Shadow

by: Fred Espenak

A special flight took eclipse chasers to 39000 feet above the Pacific Ocean and deep in the Moon's shadow to experience over 9 minutes of totality.  

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Oshin D. Zakarian

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From: Iran

Photographing an old building at night below a starry sky gives a kind of serene and out of this world look to Earth's cultural heritage.






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