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Monday, August 23, 2010

IF: Atmosphere

"During a total solar eclipse, the photosphere of the Sun is obscured, revealing its atmosphere's other layers. Observed during eclipse, the sun's chromosphere appears (briefly) as a thin pinkish arc, and its corona is seen as a tufted halo. The same phenomenon in eclipsing binaries can make the chromosphere of giant stars visible." [source: Wikipedia]

In 2006 my husband and I went to Turkey to experience a full eclips. It was magical to witness such an event and my husband made beautiful pictures. The most beautiful part is when the full eclips is over, just at that moment that a tiny-tiny-tiny piece of sun peeps from behind the moon - wow!

pastel (15 x 15 cm) - click to enlarge

10 comments:

  1. Echt schitterend Brigitte. Het is alsof je hem zo voor je ziet aan de hemel.

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  2. really striking piece of art! Love it

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  3. Thanks for the comment!
    Your illo is perfect for the topic!

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  4. Nice one Brigitte! We can't look directly at an eclipse, but thanks to you we get to see the real beauty! Great work my friend!!

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  5. This is so soft and nice that I can look at it without those special glasses :)

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  6. Waw, je hier echt een knap effect gecreëerd! Het maakt indruk!

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  7. This is amazing-thanks for sharing it!

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  8. Waooh, this is brilliant! Lovely artwork!

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  9. That must have been amazing!

    I don't think I have ever seen a total eclipse of the Sun, it must be unforgettable! Great illustration, Brigitte!

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