March 16, 2018 8:55 am

Shedding Light on Earth’s Shadow in Our Recent YouTube Video

In our recent YouTube video, Neil deGrasse Tyson Demonstrates the Absurdity of “Flat Earth,” we used a bit of animation that didn’t portray Earth’s umbra and penumbra accurately.

Here is the original frame of animation:

And here is a graphic that accurately depicts Earth’s umbra and penumbra.

Illustration Credit: By Sagredo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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