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Friday, May 25, 2012

Annular Eclipse from Kitt Peak

During last weekends Annular Total eclipse, I was "stuck" observing on Kitt Peak.  We were in the path of a partial eclipse that day of about 85% at max about 40 minutes before sunset.  I managed to "sneak" into the McMath Solar Telescope where the day's observers were busy making observations of the sun during the eclipse.  They projected an image onto the wall for about 15 of us to watch throughout the entire visible eclipse.  Here, as the sun starts to get low in the sky, we watch as the sun emerges from behind the sun. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye with an exposure of 3 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 400.

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