These were, sadly, the best photos I managed to get. Taken through two welding mask filters.
The shadows are really amazing to me, I’m not going to look at complex shadows the same ever again.
I think it’s interesting how the peak of the thing looks like the first one rotated.
That was the best I got. There’s some video too, but it doesn’t really show anything you can’t see here so I’m probably not going to bother posting it.
People in the right path got a better show than I did, though. Since the Moon is at apogee, its apparent size is much smaller than the Sun’s, so if you were centered under it the Sun would appear to be a blazing ring around a dark spot! You wouldn’t be able to see that with the naked eye, of course, unless you managed to be at just the right spot at sunset, perhaps. I’m sure if anyone got any good photos of that they’ll turn up soon!
Posted on May 20, 2012, in Daily Post and tagged awesome, eclipse, I don't usually mind not having a fancy camera..., postaday2012. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
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