As seen on the National Geographic NewsThe total solar eclipse of 11 July 2010 above the Easter Island, a remote land of mysterious moai statues erased from the island’s yet-to-understand history. Click on the second photo to see the place of Easter Island in the totality zone and where TWAN photographers were located along the eclipse path. TWAN photographer Stephane Guisard started shooting photos and time-lapse videos from the night before just besides some of the 887 mysterious stone statues carved a thousand years ago on various sites of the island. There were concerns for the usual passing clouds above the island but the sky was suitably clear during the eclipse and 4.5 minutes of totality was seen at 40 degrees above the Island’s horizon. Note the crowd of travelers who gathered near the statues, mostly with digital cameras in hand.



comments (5)

  • Wilhelm Carton Reply

    Very rare, the total eclipse above the Maoi. The previous total eclipse on Easter Island occurred on 28 June 1489 and the next one will happen on 25 February 2324

    July 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm
  • Audrey Fischer Reply

    Unmistakable TWAN quality. Keep up the great work documenting key landmarks and astronomical events with awesome TWANscapes.

    July 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm
  • John Brinsko Reply

    Great!! How can I obtain an 8×10 photo or print of this?

    October 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm
  • TWAN Reply

    Hello John, please contact TWAN for prints. We have printing + shipping service in the US and Europe for some of TWAN images:

    November 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Sharon Tschaikowsky Reply

    Stephane….a very remarkable shot!! 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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