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Shadows in the Mist

Again I take you into the Etc... of Optical Illusions Etc... Not everything in this blog is an optical illusion, some of it is frightenly real.

On August 11, 1999 a mysterious black mass swarmed across the surface of the planet. This might be biological in nature if it wasn't for the fact that it moved at almost 2000 kilometers per hour. Could this be extraterrestrial in nature? Is this phenomenon proof that we are being visited from other worlds?

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Credit: Mir 27 Crew; Copyright: CNES

Explanation: Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse - others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir space station. The two bright spots that appear on the upper left are possibly Jupiter and Saturn, although this has yet to be proven. Mir was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001


Anonymous said...

Its called an eclipse, might have heard of it. Heres the link to the event on nasa with the same picture.


Walt said...

Your are absolutely correct.

Well Done!

It's amazing how that link looks just like the one under the picture that says source.


Optical illusions said...

Wow. never realised an eclipse looked like that from space! Nice pic

Kellyn said...


For a minute there I couldn't figure it out - it made me think it should be an X-Files episode. A giant bug swarm hovering over earth, you know.

... Yeah.

Mystery Maiden said...

Wow! That's so cool. I choose to think it's extra terrestrial activity, regardless of the news! haha


hiruma4 said...

nice pic ! And I was really enjoying your site.

Narshero said...

Technically, given that the moon is not, in fact, on Earth, this is what one could truthfully call an "extra-terrestrial phenomenon." It'd just be a bit weaselly, given the meaning that "extra-terrestrial" has picked up in the last 30 years or so.

Short Sale Real Estate said...

Yes, that was an amazing eclipse.

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