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Earth-sized solar prominences flare up around the edge of the sun as the moon glides between the Earth and the sun on May 20. This is the view through a hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, which allows solar details to be seen that are otherwise hidden from view.

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Jimmy Westlake: Chasing the moon’s shadow

To date, I’ve spent 31 minutes and 23 seconds in the shadow of the moon, watching and photographing eclipses of the sun. Because the moon’s shadow rarely comes to me, I have to chase it around the world, wherever it might fall.


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