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The Sun 1-8-08 – Partial Eclipse Day !

August 1, 2008 Leave a comment
Took a day off work today to see if I could catch the partial eclipse on camera. It looked very doubtful at first with lots of cloud and the potential for rain, but to my amazement at 9.30 the clouds started to clear and I got a complete sequence of the partial eclipse from 9.42 BST through to 11.04 BST using afocal photography via the PST. You can see a video of the sequence here http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/markwalters/Astronomy/PartialEclipse1-8-08.gif Below are images showing the start, middle and end of the sequence plus the full disk and main proms for the day taken in the afternoon.

9.42 BST

Maximum for our latitude at 10.15 BST

Near end of sequence 11.04 BST


Categories: Lunar, Solar