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2/07/2008

Images of the Solar Eclipse

SOLAR ECLIPSE: This morning, the Moon passed in front of the sun, off-center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from Antarctica, New Zealand and parts of Australia. Amateur astronomer Andy Dodson sends the following from Huirangi, New Zealand:

Meanwhile at the South Pole, "the ambient temperature was -58 degrees F with a wind chill of -90," reports Dave Feldt who braved the elements to take these pictures from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. "I used my digital camera fitted with a filter homemade from two layers of aluminized mylar."

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