Hao Eclipse 2010
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Hao Eclipse 2010

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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.

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Imágenes cercanas en French Polynesia

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A: Atoll de Fakarava - RAIMITI

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 509.8 km.

South of Fakarava Atoll, Raimiti close to Tetamanu Village

Atoll de Fakarava - RAIMITI

B: Atoll de Fakarava - RAIMITI

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 533.8 km.

Taxi boat to the south of Fakarava - The only way to go to RAIMITI

Atoll de Fakarava - RAIMITI

C: Pontoon of Havaki Guesthouse

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 549.0 km.

Pontoon of Havaki Guesthouse

Pontoon of Havaki Guesthouse

D: PK9 beach of Fakarava

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 555.9 km.

PK9 pink sand beach of Fakarava

PK9 beach of Fakarava

E: 360 Bateau Fakarava2

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 565.1 km.

360 Bateau Fakarava2

F: Lagon vert in Fakarava

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 565.4 km.

Lagon vert in Fakarava

Lagon vert in Fakarava

G: Manihi Lagoon Anchorage

por Frank Taylor, a 680.7 km.

This is a view fromt he southeast anchorage in the lagoon of Manihi - an atoll in the Tuamotus of Fre...

Manihi Lagoon Anchorage

H: Manihi Pass

por Frank Taylor, a 683.3 km.

This photo was taken from the village of Manihi (a Tuamotus atoll in French Polynesia) at the main pa...

Manihi Pass

I: Yaka Plongee - Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa

por Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE, a 797.8 km.

Going to dive in Tiputa Pass of Rangiroa atoll

Yaka Plongee - Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa

J: Blue Lagoon, Rangiroa - Tuamotu Islands

por Honza Kudr, a 819.2 km.

Blue Lagoon, Rangiroa - Tuamotu Islands

Este panorama fue tomado en French Polynesia

Esta es una vista general de French Polynesia

Thousands of kilometres from anywhere, French Polynesia is the place to indulge yourself. Tahiti evokes images of tropical fruit dripping from strange trees... of translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons... of sun-drenched, sandy beaches, and psychedelic coral.

A visit to Tahiti and her islands is akin to stumbling upon a parallel universe where fantasy is just another form of reality and hedonistic daydreams come to life. French Polynesia has captivated the world's imagination since 19th-century European explorers first set foot upon her steamy shores."

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