|Total Eclipse of the Sun?|
|Telescope:||Solarmax telescope 90DS |
If we had two suns, i.e. one to illuminate the nearside of the moon during an eclipse of the other one, an eclipse might look very much like this. That crater in the foreground is Rheita about 42 miles across, now slowly look to the Lunar horizon to see the prominence straddling about 160 miles of the lunar surface, now consider the sun is 372x as far away as the moon, that prom is about 60000 miles wide! A sobering thought.