Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Yes, this is mainly a history blog, but I love space and astronomy too, and I am posting this to let you know that there is a wonderful site called Astronomy Picture of the Day. We have NASA to thank for it.

Today's awesome shot is of the pattern made in the sky by taking pictures of the sun at the same time of day over the course of a year. This example of the pattern, called an analemma, was devised by Turkish astronomers in Side over 2005-6, and includes the total eclipse of March 29, 2006.

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