Posts Tagged ‘eclipse’

Eclipse Fiesta, Chile 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

This was my 11th total solar eclipse and definitely one of the most beautiful I’ve seen due to low elevation of the eclipsed Sun.

My observing point was some 60km east of Punta Colorada, in a remote area, just south of Atacama region, at 1788m altitude with a great vista to the eclipse passage. From that point, we could actually see the ocean (well, covered by clouds) and the entire valley to the shore.

The corona was elongated, as expected, but washed out by the low atmosphere and low solar activity. The same with the 7-o’clock prominence witch was faint, the same elevation from chromosphere as 2017TSE, but fainter.

Nevertheless, the umbra was just fantastic, almost in conical shape from our vintage point and the colors of the horizon, shapes and tones cannot be resembled in pictures!

Here are some pictures from our trip to Atacama, images of the TSE and three videos with the passing umbra from two different locations. Before departure to my observing site, I set up a small camera on the balcony of our room and the images are spectacular, with the crowds enjoying the phenomenon, from the beach of La Serena.

Equipment: Camera – Panasonic Lumix S1R and Panasonic Lumix S1; Telescope – CFF Oil Spaced Triplet 80/6; Mount – Astrotrac 2, Tripod Heads Manfrotto, Carbon fiber tripod. This time, no software for the acquisition of the images.

Total Solar Eclipse on Hao, French Polynesia

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

It was an incredible eclipse here on Hao Atoll, French Polynesia. I saw it through clouds with few oppenings around C3 contact.

Pacific Expedition

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Pacific Expedition

My expedition to the Total Solar Eclipse 2010 in French Polynesia begins today. Stay tuned for pictures of the adventure and of course of the eclipsed Sun. For daily briefings, visit also  http://club.samsungmobile.ro/expeditiepacific


Annular Solar Eclipse 2010

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Picture taken with Canon 450DH, 70-200L f/4IS, no filter, from a field near Visini, Romania

Corona

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Total Solar Eclipse, Turkey 2006

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Eclipse sky

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Chromosphere

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Diamond ring

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Total Solar Eclipse 1999 (3)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010