Siberia Eclipse Sunset
As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day The partial solar eclipse of 4 January 2011 as seen from frozen winter landscape of Siberia, at the bank of the Berd River near Novosibirsk. The eclipse was visible from Europe to North Africa, Middle East and central Asia. Here the eclipse is captured near the moment of sunset and close to its maximum phase. Along with offset Sun and Moon, the dimmly lit sky includes an industrial smoke plume and airplane contrail. Click on the second photo to see a wider view from the same location.