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The Phenomenon of Sharp and Fuzzy Shadows During a Solar Eclipse

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Posted 04 November 2023 - 07:26 AM

https://youtube.com/shorts/vRy_sQtJ81A

 

This video demonstrates the phenomena of creating sharp and fuzzy shadows during the partial phases of an eclipse. Shadows cast in line with the crescent Sun create a sharp-edged shadow, whereas shadows cast perpendicular to the crescent Sun create a fuzzy shadow. During the partial phases of an eclipse, the light from the Sun, ~94 million miles away, changes from being an extended (wide) source of light to a linear (narrow) source of light in the in line direction. Amazing!

 

October 14, 2023, annular eclipse in Hobbs, NM


Edited by foxwoodastronomy, 04 November 2023 - 07:39 AM.

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