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What Would the Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual event.
Source: Courtesy of Pat Rawlings

Pat Rawlings was thinking about next week’s eclipse nearly 30 years ago.

Rawlings has spent more than three decades as a space illustrator, creating in the cosmos, from to . While preparing for a trip from his home in Texas to Idaho, where he’ll observe Monday’s eclipse with other space artists in the International Association of Astronomical Artists, he remembered a painting he’d made years ago for this very occasion. In 1989, Rawlings

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