Apr 25, 2010

Simulation of the Lunar Umbra on July 11 2010

updated Jun 02, 2010

3D-Visualization of the Total Solar Eclipse on July 11, 2010 in Patagonia at sunset using a Google Sketchup model for the lunar umbra in Google Earth. The umbra is modeled as a glass tube, colored gray on the sunward side from the shadow center and blue in the opposite direction.

Onset of totality at the Mirador Cuesta de Miguez on Ruta 40 near El Calafate.
Ground views are 20 seconds apart.
More images, maps

Video animation - youtube

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day in Germany, April 24 2010
Astronomietag 2010 Gallery from Stuttgart

Apr 8, 2010

Mercury and Venus Conjunction

Venus and Mercury, Lumix DMC-FX150
2010 April 05, 20h:48m MESZ at left, 21h:03 at right