March 13, 2007

If you were out there

This is how an eclipse of the sun would look if you were standing 1.6 million miles from Earth.


  1. Sorry to be picky, but technically this is not an eclipse, it's a transit.

    An (*ahem*) eclipsor body whose angular diameter is lesser than the eclipsee cannot eclipse that body.

    Okay, I'm being pedantic, but you know I'm right...

    NASA should know better. I blame the funding cuts.

  2. So Pluto was actually down graded from planet status because of budget cuts?

    Next they'll be telling us that Jupiter is all gas, no planet.