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Solar Eclipse
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Published: August 19, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 robrey
Oil, 7 x 7 in

The eclipsing moon reveals the sun's glowing corona.

"Imagine it's 10,000 years ago... You're out hunting or planting seeds, or whatever, and the sun, the giver of all light and heat, turns black. You'ld probably want to figure that out."
Check out this great video from Oregon Public Broadcasting about the eclipse

"A lot of early civilizations feared eclipses. They were seen as an attack on the sun or moon by the forces of darkness, but now that we understand our place in space, eclipses are an occasion for awe and for gratitude. All over the galaxy rocks are casting shadows on other rocks, but only here, as far as we know, is there someone to notice them."
-Joss Fong (Vox)

"If you want to know when the next eclipse of the Sun will be, you might try magicians or mystics, but you'll do much better with scientists ... They can routinely predict a solar eclipse, to the minute, a millennium in advance ... Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy ... There isn't a religion on the planet that doesn't long for a comparable ability - precise, and repeatedly demonstrated before committed skeptics - to foretell future events. No other human institution comes close. Is this Worshiping at the altar of science? ... Far from idolatry, this is the means by which we can distinguish the false idols from the real thing."
-Carl Sagan
The Demon Haunted World, Science as a Candle in the Dark

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adamffaris's avatar
adamffaris|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really love your style 
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CR99nut's avatar
I love how the corona looks like wind-blown hair. Is the female named Selene or Luna, by any chance? :)
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neddivine's avatar
Absolutely stunning!
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ValerieVivegnis|Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work. It has a lot of character.
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geanera's avatar
This is so pretty and warm!!!
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virnagray|Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work and awesome idea♡♡♡
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MJWilliam|Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! :heart:
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glasslinger|Professional Artisan Crafter
A beautiful work! I thought it was dg to at first glance..:D (Big Grin)..
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ThunderstripeArt|Student General Artist
Beautiful light!
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Nobert-Stanel's avatar
F.K. i thought it's digital, Extraordinary. Your colors are killing my white and dark imagination, a good inspiration source for start with brush.

And the idea behind suits it perfect.

p.s. must feature in :iconspectrum-of-art:
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