Talk:2917: Types of Eclipse Photo

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The 'standard' and '2x' sized images had unexpected sizes, so a Trivia section has been automatically generated, and an imagesize parameter has been added (at half size) to render the image consistently with other comics on this website. --TheusafBOT (talk) 06:16, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

If you're going to keep doing this wrong, please disable the bot, just stop doing it. I, for one, would like to see this huge image, but this all makes it seem like a myth you're trying to start. *sigh* This bot is just a tease and it's aggravating. NiceGuy1 (talk) 04:31, 20 April 2024 (UTC)

8920x6909?! JLZ0kTC5 (talk) 06:21, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

Title text likely refers to this image [1], and may also refer to Alan Bean destroying the color tv camera on that same mission by pointing it inadvertently at the sun. 07:03, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

Cleveland, Ohio Science Center had a terrific view and NASA research and public relations teams were out in force. It was terrific. All of my photos are of the Focus and Crowd variety.Iggynelix (talk) 12:00, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

I've seen one in 1999. It was glorious. Huge shadow crossing a large lake at a million miles an hour.

Lots of pixels today MrCandela (talk) 09:26, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

Why did Munroe do this??? I opened the email (I get it emailed because I'm too lazy to check the website) and it crashed my computer. Three times. Surely it wasn't intentional... By me. (talk) 10:25, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

Is it just me, or is "solar earth eclipse" just a synonym for things like "sunset" and "night"? 11:17, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

-Yes, but these things are more interesting when you are as far away as the moon and Earth's "night" still reaches you. 16:45, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

I think the 'Solar Earth Eclipse' is a reference to the Earth eclipsing the Sun for the Apollo 12 crew. That must have been spectacular. As someone who witnessed his first total solar eclipse in Western Australia in April 2023, I'm very much looking forward to the 2028 eclipse across Australia. Seriously considering driving past the mountains if the forecast looks cloudy for Sydney... 12:07, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

How did that work though? We have total and annular solar eclipses look the way they do because the angular diameter of the Moon and the Sun are almost exactly the same when viewed from Earth. In the supposed photo of Earth eclipsing the Sun, the apparent size of Sun and the body eclipsing it are likewise similar. But the diameter of the Earth is more than 3 times the diameter of the Moon, so for their angular diameters to be similar, the photo would have needed to been taken from a distance from the Earth more than 3 times the Earth-Moon distance. Did the trajectory of Apollo 12 have such a point? Or does the photo that's described in many places as the Solar Earth Eclipse actually show the Moon eclipsing the Sun? If so, do we have a photo of the actual Solar Earth Eclipse?
The crescent is the Earth's atmosphere backlit by the sun, not a direct line of sight to the edge of the solar disk. As you say the solar disk is much smaller than the Earth's disk at that distance. 16:17, 12 April 2024 (UTC)

The partial photo looks more like a projection onto a sheet of paper with a pinhole camera than a direct shot of the eclipse. 18:25, 9 April 2024 (UTC)

I have photos of a partial taken through a layer of cloud that look like that. 11:43, 10 April 2024 (UTC)

There's another category he missed entirely: the "look at the weird shadows" one. This could be someone's pinhole camera, but could also be a colander, or even just the shadows cast by some random trees.

That makes zero sense. I missed it altogether because I already saw the Oct. 2023 one, and I was like "Nope."

The car shown in the traffic jam could potentially be a Mitsubishi Eclipse, but not likely... 19:12, 10 April 2024 (UTC)

WHEN IS THE APR 10 COMIC GUNNA COME OUT 21:01, 10 April 2024 (UTC)

hey guess what -- 06:49, 11 April 2024 (UTC)