The FIFA Total Solar Eclipse ;-)

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Total Solar Eclipse – Diamond Ring #3

Just in time for the world cup 2010 final, the moon’s shadow moved across the southern hemisphere on 11 Jul 2010. But not for the soccer fans in South Africa, only for those eclipse chasers willing to travel to Easter Island, Cook Islands or Patagonia.

Good weather conditions for the observation sites, some images can found e.g. here on

Some comfort for me staying at home: at least the great shot from 2008’s eclipse in China now has a whopping 32.000+ views on flickr! ;-)

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