National Geographic : 1932 Nov
THE FIRST MOON SHADOW PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHED FROM FIVE MILESABOVE THE EARTH The upper panorama consists of two untouched photographs, which together reveal a vast expanseof thehuge oval shadow ofapproximately too by 55 miles which the moon cast in the path of totality. The shadow in both photographs is cast upon layers ofidentical clouds two miles above the earth. Above the light-colored clouds in the foreground is the darkened sky. On the far side ofthe shadow theskyisillumined bythe un obstructed rays of the sun. The lower panorama shows the same area when the giant racing shadowisbeneath theplane. The sun again is shining on clouds to the right of this panorama, now beyond the far edge of the shadow. Edges of theshadow (totheleft) fade from darkness to light over a band from 3 to 5 miles in width. The pictures in each panorama were taken in quick succession byCaptain Stevens.