In celebration of the Great American Eclipse, this week I present a slideshow of past solar eclipses photographed by members of the Desert Foothills Astronomy Club — and one by NASA. The variety of images is fascinating. This post is mostly a showcase for how widely different solar eclipses can appear. No photographic details are included, but if you want to know the exposures and optics just visit our club’s Astrophotos page.
Today is August 21st, the day of the eclipse. I’ll be attempting a time-lapse of the entire event through an H-alpha filter that can capture solar flares, details on the disc of the Sun, and of course the black silhouette of the Moon. The event starts at 09:34 MST and ends at 12:00 here in Arizona. Maximum coverage (about 63%) occurs at 10:34. You’ll see my results next Monday in Sky Lights. I bid you clear skies wherever you are watching.
Next Week in Sky Lights ⇒ August 21, 2017 Partial Eclipse Time-Lapse