Partial Solar Eclipse from Indiana

The April 8, 2024 solar eclipse, photographed by CIERA Postdoctoral Associate Meng Sun. This image of the partial eclipse before totality was captured in New Castle, Indiana, USA. Sun spots can be seen just above the moon and on the upper left of the sun. New Castle was located close to the center of eclipse’s path of totality, meaning that totality lasted longer than at the edges of the path of totality (4 minutes during the 2024 eclipse). Dr. Sun drove 550 miles round trip from the Chicagoland area to view the total eclipse under clear skies.

Dr. Sun specializes in stellar astrophysics, covering a range of projects that span diverse topics, from exoplanets to massive stars, and from young stars to evolved stars and compact objects.

Credit: Meng Sun/CIERA/Northwestern

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