The Umbra of Earth
Image Credit & Copyright: Wang, Letian
Explanation: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped like a cone extending into space, it has a circular cross section most easily seen during a lunar eclipse. For example, last Saturday the Full Moon slid across the southern half of Earth’s umbral shadow, entertaining moonwatchers around much of the planet. In the total phase of the eclipse, the Moon was completely within the umbra for 51 minutes. Recorded from Beijing, China, this composite eclipse image uses successive pictures from totality (center) and partial phases to trace out a large part of the umbra’s curved edge. Background stars are visible in the darker eclipse phases. The result shows the relative size of the shadow’s cross section at the distance of the Moon, as well as the Moon’s path through Earth’s umbra.
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I haven’t been keeping up with posting the “lab results” but there’s been so much happening.
I have a lot to share for so much production took place in the last few weeks. One good news that I am thrilled to share is that I am granted a visual arts studio residency from Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Spaces Studio Residency program.
Yesterday, I attended the orientation meeting where I got a chance to meet with other artists and see my new studio. I am very excited to set it up and start working. Umbratorium will move to its new work space this week.
One new personal project I came up with is to make a visual documentation of the process. How the studio is started and, hopefully, where it will be in one year from now.
There is so much potential, I cannot sit still. It was also my birthday yesterday, so thank you, CHF for the awesome birthday present!