Sunset At The North Pole
This is a sunset at the North Pole, with the moon at its closest point.... A scene you will probably never get to see, because no one else has EVER seen it, either.
It is the result of photoshop. Oldeupher sent it to me, and says his friend Bill, a physics teacher, indicates:" The angular diameter of the sun and moon when viewed from the earth are nearly the same - about half a degree. If the moon is at a nearpoint, the moon will BARELY cover the sun if they are aligned, resulting in a total solar eclipse viewable in a region on earth on the order of 1(or less) to 50 miles wide. If the moon is not at its nearest to earth, even if the moon is perfectly aligned, the eclipse will be an annular one, with a "ring of fire" ie. ring of sun still visible. The size of the moon shown in the photo is WAY too large. It must have been taken with a longer focal length lens and put into the photo. The visible part MAY also be too wide. It seems like that, but of course with the greatly enlarged moon, it is hard to tell. Makes a pretty photo, just not a physically possible one."
Hungry for more? Check out the Northern Lights.