Friday, July 16, 2010

Solar Eclipse from Easter Island

Easter Island, along with other small remote Pacific islands, has always fascinated me. Check out chapters on the demise of population on these islands in Jared Diamond's Collapse. I would definitely love to visit it some day. In the mean time, here is a spectacular photograph of the Solar eclipse from Easter Island from this past July 11th (from APOD):


and here are two bonus pictures of the island:

2 comments:

Akbar said...

Nice post Salman. My two fascinations (Moais and the Totality) in one picture. Great

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