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Solstice eclipse doesn't disappoint

  • Author: Stephen Nowers
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published December 21, 2010

The moon winked through a thin veil of clouds during the first half of the

but as totality ended – and we began the shortest day of the year – clear skies prevailed.

To learn more about what the eclipse can tell scientists about the atmosphere, and naturally, to see more photos, head to

Photographed in Palmer, Alaska with a Nikon D700 and an absolutely ancient 300mm/f4 lens.

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