October 23 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse
As an eclipse chaser (total that is) the partial phase is just an
annoyance until totality. It is exciting as watching paint dry
since everything happens slowly over about 1.5 hours. In this
case no place on earth (that was itself illuminated) saw the full
shadow of the moon. The shadow past over the arctic which was
already in darkness. Thus partial is what we settled for.
The almost full eclipse happened in high arctic
It did not make sense to go there for a better partial so I just viewed
this one from home. San Jose had scattered high clouds. For
the most part this did not interfere, but some pictures showed a halo
due the the clouds.
All of the times are given in UTC. PDT is - 7 hours.
The first little wedge of moon appears. Note the many groups of sunspots.
2218 near the Eclipse Max
Part of my interest in this eclipse was that it provided an opportunity
to check out the equipment I will use in the arctic in 2015. Thus
the rather bizare arraignment of placing an AstroTrac on top of a GEM
This was the first time using the 60Da for eclipse work. It will make my life much easier.
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