Sunday, November 3, 2013

Partial Solar Eclipse

Today, 3-Nov-2013 there was a total solar eclipse visible from central Africa. From Israel about 20% of the sun was covered by the moon at most, but still it was a great experience to observe and photographed. Please notice a band of sunspots in three regions at the lower part of the sun.
Needless to say, I used special filters for my eyes, camera and binoculars for the observation.
Here are some photos of the event.
Beginning of the eclispe
Beginning of the eclispe

Getting better
Getting better

The eclipse progress
The eclipse progress

The moon bites the sun
The moon bites the sun

A pac-man like sun
A pac-man like sun

Greatest partial eclipse
Greatest partial eclipse

What a view
What a view

Some minutes before the end of the eclipse
Some minutes before the end of the eclipse

The sun is almost whole again
The sun is almost whole again

Notice the sun color shift
Notice the sun color shift

And another atmospheric view
And another atmospheric view

The whole sun after the eclipse
The whole sun after the eclipse

sunset
sunset

3 comments:

  1. Thank you. It was beautiful!

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  2. it was very very good to see.. thx....

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  3. Thank you Gadi, these were amazing pictures. I just heard about this special eclipse and found your website. Great presentation.

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