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Video of the week

Moon sets over ITER

Eric Boidard, an ENGAGE employee who began working on the ITER Project in July 2020, is a man of patience. A photography enthusiast, he had to wait quite a long time for the rare conjunction of "the setting moon and the ITER construction site."

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Early December, at last, celestial mechanics and clear weather above Vinon-sur-Verdon combined to create the perfect conditions. Eric installed his tripod and Nikon Z6 camera fitted with a 200-500 mm zoom, framed the Tokamak Complex, the worksite cranes, the waxing crescent moon, and began shooting through the open window of his appartment. No fewer than 400 single still photographs which, once combined, created this amazingly beautiful time-lapse video.

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