Solar eclipse

Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. * Addition...

Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. * Additional noise reduction performed by Diliff. Original image by Luc Viatour. Français : L’éclipse totale de soleil en 1999 faite en France. * Réduction du bruit réalisée par Diliff. Image d’origine Luc Viatour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We watched the solar eclipse last night although we did not have the best view of it which was a few miles away. The distance from the earth to the moon varies and this time the moon was a bit too far away. When I was younger, there was a ring of fire eclipse where the moon was the perfect distance from earth. The moon was the same apparent size as the sun and the corona was very visible. In fact, the sun was visible through some lunar craters at the very edge of the moon’s edge. That was very spectacular, but I don’t recall whether or not I saw it in person or just read about it.