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Is it definitely not AI? Astrophotographer shows a photo of a solar eclipse that's hard to believe

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The photo of the solar eclipse amazed netizens. Source: Andrew McCarthy

American astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy took an incredible photo of the total solar eclipse that the US citizens observed on April 8. The author used five cameras to take this photo.

McCarthy posted the photo, which impressed the network, on his page on the social network X. He said that five cameras were used to create the image, which took thousands of photos during the four minutes that the Moon covered the solar disk.

"My goal was to capture the magic of the visual experience, and I hope this photo evokes emotions similar to those I felt while watching it," the photographer wrote.

Is it definitely not AI? Astrophotographer shows a photo of a solar eclipse that's hard to believe

According to him, what we see in this image is very similar to the image he saw through his binoculars while watching a solar eclipse.

McCarthy said that he had been working for years on planning this shot, which is a combined HDR image. For example, the stars for this shot had to be photographed in advance, as the bright solar corona blocked their dimmer light at the time of the eclipse.

"Definitely the best eclipse photo I've seen," "Oh my god, I have no words to describe how beautiful this is!!! Great job and totally worth the effort," "Absolute masterpiece," "Celestial magic in its full glory," commenters wrote.

Is it definitely not AI? Astrophotographer shows a photo of a solar eclipse that's hard to believe

Some users did not believe in the authenticity of the photo and suggested that it could have been created with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). McCarthy replied that he was broadcasting the process of creating the photo live, so such assumptions are unfounded.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on April 8, some of the Earth's inhabitants had the opportunity to observe a rare total solar eclipse. During it, the Moon covered the Sun for 4 minutes - residents of the western hemisphere, including Mexico, the United States and Canada, were able to see it.

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