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Arctic Eclipse, 2015


Airy white designs that could easily be thick layers of caked-on paint form the top left of this image, fading into sunset colors of pale yellow and deep fiery red and orange. From the left, white streaks cascade down a dark background like jets of spray from the crest of a wave. If this were a painting, it would be a masterpiece of color and texture. But it’s another kind of masterpiece: a total solar eclipse, seen from a satellite as the moon’s shadow passed over the Arctic Ocean.

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