Link: What We Know About How Animals Reacted to the 2017 Eclipse https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-animals-react-to-an-eclipse
Cool: A simulation of what a 22 degree halo *during* a total solar eclipse would look like. It turns out it’s not just the brightness that would differ, because the corona’s a ring, not a disc!
At the Arbeitskreis Meteore (AKM) spring meeting in March 2018, we discussed an observation made by Jörg Strunk during the “US eclipse” from August 21st, 2017: A 22° halo was visible in cirrus clouds around the sun up to around half a minute before the onset of totality. Similar observations…
I’ve always wanted to see a total solar eclipse, but until now I never had the opportunity. I’ve caught a number of partial solar eclipses over the years, and quite a few lunar eclipses. This year’s “Great American Eclipse” was perfect: it passed close to Portland, where we have family, and we could visit friends on the way up.
By the time I reserved our hotel there was nothing left inside the…
Achievement Unlocked: Total Solar Eclipse!
Photo taken at: Woodburn, Oregon
Back from Oregon & posting more #eclipse photos! We took a family vacation up to Portland & went down to Woodburn for the day of the eclipse.
Seeing a total solar eclipse in person was amazing. Photos just don’t do it justice.
For one thing the corona is really bright. Not harmfully bright, and not enough to block out stars and planets, but enough that it drowned out the shadowed moon when I tried to do full-sky shots.
The sky was dark blue like twilight, with a light orange band around the horizon. Where the sun would be was the solid black disc of the moon, surrounded by the streaming white corona, looking like a home in the sky.
It lasted a little over a minute. It felt like no time at all.
More thoughts & pictures at the link in my profile, in case you’re interested.
I can’t believe this is only a month away. This year has felt like it’s crawling by so slowly.
Working Around a Solar Eclipse (photos)
Last year’s solar eclipse seen from Los Angeles. I was waaaay out of the viewing area for yesterday’s eclipse seen across Australia and the Pacific Ocean, but I got to see a really good partial eclipse last year. More photos and commentary about the experience on my blog,
Throwback Thursday to the last time I saw a partial solar eclipse, in May 2012. I’m not sure what I’m going to be able to do with today’s in the middle of the workday, but I’ll try to do something, even if it’s taking an index card with a pinhole outside during a break.
Reflected eclipse, multiple lens flare.
Projections of the solar eclipse through overlapping tree leaves, at greatest extent around 3:30.
Bah. Eclipse calculator was an hour off, so my plan to observe during a late lunch failed. If I can get away from the office for a few minutes this afternoon, I think this spot will be a good one.
Solar eclipse tomorrow. I need to pay more attention to this sort of thing so I can plan farther ahead.
Very cool sequence of photos showing the shadow of a solar eclipse moving across the earth, as seen from orbit.
I was well outside the viewing area for yesterday’s solar eclipse, but I saw a great one last year. Photos: