The 2017 solar eclipse

Discussion in 'Ian's Corner' started by Terry, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    This is Caleb's picture of the eclipse

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    photo by Caleb Mardini

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    Taken as a selfie, looking away from the sun. Taylor had some "glasses" to see it that he let me use. A black plastic that was just for that purpose. With those I was able to seen the near eclipse very well, mainly looking like a jet black sky through the film. Regardless, in the Seattle area it still remained pretty bright outside. I didn't see any animals getting spooked or raccoons heading running around willy nilly. My brother Clare went to Madras Oregon for the full meal deal.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Madras Oregon, taken by Clare Love

    Totality. 30x telephoto hand held 1/6 of a second. Then I changed the ISO setting and got 1/40th of a second. Still way slow

    I debated whether going to that much trouble was worth the difference for the difference between 94% coverage and complete totality. It was.When the eclipse begins, you watch that bright disk s l o o w l y nibbled down to a thin crescent, but when the moment of totality arrives, it's almost like an explosion. First it looks as though the moon has caught fire. Then your eyes adjust quickly and you now see the radiant corona which extends out a great distance from the sun's surface. 2 minutes and 2 seconds passes rapidly and leaves you wishing for more.

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    Mt Jefferson in the distance.
     
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