Weymouth Astronomy

Solar Eclipses

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Total Solar Eclipse from the Tuamotu Archipelago - 11th July 2010

The following stunning images were taken by Chris Bowden from the north east coast of the atoll of Amanu in French Polynesia on 11th July 2010 @ location 17 43 S 140 39 W

Inner Corona with prominences Outer Corona detail Totality Max Corona
Inner Corona Outer Corona Totality
Diamond Ring at 2nd contact Diamond Ring at 3rd contact montage of the various stages of the eclipse from start to finish
Diamond Ring
2nd Contact
Diamond Ring
3rd Contact
Eclipse Montage
  • Image 1: Inner Corona with prominences 08:41 Sony Alpha at 1/250 sec & ISO 400 with 250 mm F5.6 lens
  • Image 2: Outer Corona detail - 08:42 Sony Alpha at 1/80 sec & ISO 400 through a 250mm F 5.6 lens
  • Image 3: Edited version of the outer Corona exposure which shows one of the streamers reaching out almost 3 lunar diameters. This was taken as 08:45 just prior to 3rd contact with the Sony Alpha at ¼ sec & ; ISO 400 with 250 mm F5.6 lens
  • Image 4: Diamond Ring at 2nd contact
  • Image 5: Diamond Ring at 3rd contact
  • Image 6: A montage of the various stages of the eclipse from start to finish

Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse - 01 August 2008

Partial solar eclipse as viewed from Weymouth on 1st August 2008. Eclipse from 10:08 to 11:08. Maximum was at 10:15.

Image file courtesy of Sheri Barrington.






Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse - 29th March 2006

The solar eclipse (29th March 2006) as seen in cloud gaps from Weymouth. First contact seen through the eyepiece was 9.43 UT and last contact 11.20 UT. The moon is near the ascending node and is crossing the southern part of the sun from west to east. The ecliptic is parallel to the top and bottom of each picture. Equipment Used: 3 Inch reflector with reflective film filter.

Images Courtesy of Patrick C Barrington.