WAA Tour to Libya's Total Solar Eclipse

March 26 — April 6, 2006

Images: Georg Zotti
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March 28: Getting to the Eclipse site,
via Waw an-Namus

Last view of the Old Moon

One of next day's performers greeted us during breakfast in the early morning.
Whoever was ready made a small walk to a nearby field.
At this site, tourists frequently re-arrange rocks.

Waw an-Namus: Crater of Flies

How do you remember that name? WOW!

Panorama 1

Panorama 2


Panorama 3

A big "fly"...
That chinook brought tourists from Eclipse City right into the crater.
Interesting salt formations.

Black Soil Tour: Mirages

The desert around Waw an-Namus is black from volcanic rock. Here, the mirages are very apparent.

Black Paint Ends Here. Arrival!

Within a few metres, the black cover ends, apruptly. One hour later, we reach our final place, guided by GPS and computer software on Robert's PC and my time-tested HP49G programs (Urania), right in the middle of ... nowhere.

Last Sunset Before E-Day

Did I really catch a Green Flash here, without noticing?

All-Sky Sunset, Twilight and Night

Note the light pollution by the "Eclipse City" camp on the lower right horizon!
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