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The corona of the blacked-out sun appeared undisturbed by clouds during the total solar eclipse on 29 March 2006 near Antalya, Turkey. Science so easily explains events of solar eclipses that it seems to be a common occurrence. The moon continues to cover the suns disk until the direct sunlight cannot reach us any longer. We sojourn in a small streak of deep shadow on the Earth’s surface. It’s as simple as that. However, when the daylight rapidly fades, the black shadow fills the sky and the suns corona finally appears, it suddenly feels like a cosmic god speaking. Scientifically inexplicable, no one can explain why observing a solar eclipse is such a moving experience. This often once in a lifetime event for many people on Earth reaches deeply into the soul and mind which makes one wonder about the higher powers of the universe. To observe a solar eclipse is truly an unforgettable experience.

March 2006
Canon 20D, Canon EF-L 100-400mm, f/8, 2 seconds, ISO 100, tripod

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