Annular and Partial Solar Eclipses

Images of Annular/Partial Solar Eclipses:

See also Total Solar Eclipses.

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Partial Eclipse on 20th March 2015

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From Rush, Co Dublin the eclipse started completely overcast. But the cloud thinned just in time for maximum (09.29 UT). A few minutes later there were a few gaps in the cloud. By 10.15 UT cloud had moved in again. Maximum eclipse 93%.

Left: taken through cloud (no filter) at the time of maximum (09.29 UT) with a 50 mm camera lens. 1/1500 second exposure.

Right: taken with a 85 mm refractor (600 mm focal length) at 09.49 UT. 1/500 second exposure. Solar filter used.


Annular Eclipse in USA on the 20th May 2012

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Observed from east of Kanab, S.W. Utah, USA in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Perfectly clear sky for the eclipse. At this site (very near the centre line) the magnitude was 0.963, giving an annular duration of 4m 31s. 70 mm refractor (Pronto) at an effective focal length of 528 mm. Thousand Oaks Type 2+ Solar Filter used.

Left: Partial phase with sunspots.

Middle: Perfect Symmetry at mid Eclipse.

Right: Still eclipsed while setting behind a distant mountain.

Bottom: A mosaic. Notice the dimming and reddening of the sun, caused by more atmospheric extinction, as it neared the horizon in the final frames. Also the horizon is encroaching in the final frame.


Annular Eclipse in Spain on the 3rd October 2005

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Observed from Jalón, Spain. Some cloud present at dawn which obscured the First Contact, but the sun cleared nicely soon after and remained so for the rest of the Eclipse. At this site the magnitude was 0.949, giving an annular duration of 4m 10s.

500 mm focal-length Tamron Mirror "Lens" with Fujichrome 100. Kendrick Baader Solar Filter used. Left: Images combined into a montage. Right: Perfect Symmetry at mid Eclipse.


Partial Eclipse on 31st May 2003

Partial Eclipse 2003; click image for higher resolution

From Sandycove, Co Dublin with a 70 mm refractor (Pronto), working at 528mm focal length. Fujichrome 100 slide film, 1/500 second exposure. At 04.33 UT, just after sunrise.


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