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Occulting Sun
Santorini, on July 24 and 28, 2003

Sunset image from Santorini, July 24, 2003.
Santorini has historically had the White Persona (small object) at the 2-3 o'clock position, as shown on June 9, and the Red Persona at the 6 o'clock position at sunset, as shown on June 21. This has changed. Notice that in addition to increasing size and occultation of the Sun, the White Persona has swung closer to the Ecliptic by July 24 and is now beneath the Sun, and the Red Persona is now occulting the Sun to the left. By July 28, occultation has progressed! Compare this position to the near occultation in Italy on July 29, and complete occultation by July 30!