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Hao Eclipse 2010
French Polynesia

We sailed 850 miles upwind from Tahiti to watch the July 11, 2010 total solar eclipse on the Tuamotus island of Hao in French Polynesia.  It turns out that the two co-founders of Google (Larry Page and Sergey Brin) also came to that island to watch the eclipse.  This photo was taken next to the yacht "Tia Moana" which was rented by the Googlers for the event.  You can see them setting up with lots of telescopes to watch the event.  Larry Page can just barely be seen near the center of the crowd - he is wearing a pair of white rimmed sunglasses.  Another notable former Googler is Scott Hassan in the center with his back facing the camera.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Taken: 11/07/2010
Uploaded: 21/12/2010
Updated: 30/06/2014
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Tags: hao; frenchpolynesia; tiamoana; eclipse; solar; telescopes; google
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