Solar Eclipse 2001 June 21
|Observers setting up equipment and discussing the
prospects before the eclipse commenced.
|Approximately an hour into the eclipse, a tree projects
pin hole images of the crescent sun onto the sand.
|At mid eclipse showing magnificent detail in the outer corona. Three second exposure through 1000mm lens combination at f/16.|
|A few seconds before third contact showing the inner corona and over-exposed chromosphere. 1/15s exposure through 1000mm lens combination at f/16.|
|Third contact diamond ring. Note the prominences and chromosphere. 1/30s exposure through 1000mm lens combination at f/16.|
|A montage constructed from individual images showing the progress of the eclipse with approximate timings.|
|Another montage showing the diamond rings and totality.|
|The eclipse captured on a single frame (uncropped) of slide film. First contact occurred at the upper right and fourth contact at lower left. Images were taken 10 minutes apart; 100ASA, 28-200mm zoom lens at 40mm, partial phases 1/250s at f/8 with OD5 solar filter on the front of the lens; totality 1/2s, no filter. (There was a slight technical problem for the first three images and a couple of mistakes too! No one is perfect!)|
|An animation generated from images taken before, during and after totality (118Kb). Approximately 3 seconds elapsed between each diamond ring image.|
|A plot showing how the temperature in the shade was
affected during the eclipse.