Solar Eclipse from Novosibirsk, Russia

August 19, 2008

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Provided by: Chris Kotsiopoulos, Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association
Summary Author: Chris Kotsiopoulos

The weather in Novosibirsk, Russia wasn't promising during the last few days before the scheduled total solar eclipse of August 1, 2008. Thick clouds, continuous rains and thunderstorms trimmed the hopes for everyone expecting to see this awe-inspiring phenomenon. Finally, one hour or so before the first contact, the sky cleared completely. The photo sequence shown above follows the Sun as the Moon briefly passed directly in front of it causing totality. For those who had never witnessed this phenomenon, it was the thrill of a lifetime!

Photo details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera, Refractor telescope 70 mm. August 1, 2008 5:44 p.m. Shutter Speed 1/2500, Aperture Value 10.0, ISO 200.