Antarctica eclipse: Stunning timelapse shows total eclipse bring darkness to Ronne Ice Shelf

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Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Antarctica eclipse: Stunning timelapse shows total eclipse bring darkness to Ronne Ice Shelf” – below is their description.

The rare spectacle of the moon blocking out the sun reached (left and bottom right) its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for spectators (top right) near the edge of Antarctica’s Ronne Ice Shelf, which was plunged into darkness for two minutes. The eclipse provided a short respite from the long summer’s day that Antarctica has been experiencing since October – in fact, the sun won’t be setting there again until April. Solar eclipses only occur roughly every six months, a consequence of how the moon doesn’t quite orbit in the same plane around the Earth as the planet does in its path around the sun.

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