|Solar Eclipse from 20 March 2015, England|
One of my nieces from the States, Amber, contacted me and asked if I could photograph today's eclipse from England for her. As I couldn't I thought I'd show her the images I took from 2015's eclipse. Sadly I didn't blog about it here, but on my website, and not long ago my website was corrupted and I lost that page, along with quite a few others. So I'm going to blog about it again, for my niece. And anyone else who's interested.
20 March 2015 (Copied from my notes)
|It started out very cloudy! (400mm)|
Today we had a partial solar eclipse in Southwestern part of England. It was quite foggy and cloudy when I got up this morning and still so when I went out to attempt to capture it in pictures. So I got in my car and I drove up Rodborough hill looking for clear skies. I didn’t find them so I kept going to Minchinhampton Common. It was quite cloudy at first but soon it cleared up.
|This one is over exposed, but cut through the clouds. (2000mm)|
|Better exposure, but still quite cloudy. (2000mm)|
|Oops, over exposed, but shows the progression of the moon across the sun's path. (2000mm)|
|The moon fully in front of the sun, a partial eclipse. (400mm)|
|The moon continuing it's journey across the path of the sun. (2000mm)|
|You can just see a sunspot in this one! (2000mm)|
|Nearly finished! You can see the sunspot in this one too. (2000mm)|
|Here are all the images again, together, so that you can see the progress of the moon across the sun.|
|Me watching the solar eclipse with a special mask I made myself. AKA beer goggles.|
|Welding mask & my home made mask.|
|Some people had special solar glasses.|
|Here they are using a telescope to project the image of the sun onto a piece of paper to watch the solar eclipse.|
|I took this photo at the height of the solar eclipse, it didn't get as dark as I thought it would.|
Back to 2017...
I've been enjoying looking at everyone's photos from the States of the Solar Eclipse today. Wishing I could have been there to try and photograph it again. Thanks for all those who shared their experiences and photos today!!