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Introduction to Astronomy

Total Solar Eclipse Photo


This is the total solar eclipse of June 30, 1973, viewed from Akjout, Mauritania. It was taken with a 400 mm f/6.3 lens.

This photo is included here courtesy of Fred Espenak, Planetary Systems Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. More information about this eclipse and this photo can be found at Fred's Eclipse Home Page.

Star charts are produced on a Macintosh with the Voyager II program, and are ©1988-93 Carina Software, 830 Williams St., San Leandro, CA 94577, (510) 352-7328. Used under license.

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Last update: 2001 June 18
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