2017 Solar Eclipse

Discussion in 'Nature' started by chalkdust, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    My favorite way to view an eclipse...it was only partial where I live in Texas...
    The splotches of light in the shade of tree on a sidewalk are all crescents showing the eclipse. Tree shade makes a bunch of nice solar pinhole cameras. Nice and safe!
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    If any of you used actual photographic equipment to record it, perhaps you can add your work to this thread...
     
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  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Where I am, it was only just over 85% and frankly a bit anti-climactic. A bit dimmer light than usual but if you were not looking for it you would probably not even notice. It did feel a fair bit cooler, though, as the sun at midday under a clear sky normally feels quite warm. In contrast, I remember a total eclipse from when I was a teenager. I think our street lights came on that time.
     
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  3. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Bert,

    I noticed that as well, just got back from walking the dogs.

    BTW, I hear the next one, April 8 2024 is coming right over Waxahachie, Texas!
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya, here in AZ it dimmed briefly, but if you did not know what was going on, you would not notice
     
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Chris
    We went from f/0.95 to about f/16. Did not get the "lens cap" effect.
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Didn't last long for sure...I was busy and forgot about it...then by chance I happened to notice a strange change in the light outside and remembered...called for my Wife...we stepped out on the front porch, watched different sections of bright light & darkness changing across our lot for 2-3 minutes...then it was over.
     
  7. sesser

    sesser TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 21, 2016
    randy
    Here in Portland, we saw 99%. It went slightly dark for a bit (confused my outside lights) and the temp dropped about 15º or so. The below image was a span of 11 minutes; the middle taken close to "totality" at 10:19:37 AM PST.

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    Not taken with E-Mount camera, so "shhhhh" ;)
     
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  8. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Bob
    lol... Nice. So what did you use?
     
  9. sesser

    sesser TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    randy
    µ4/3. E-M10 and an old Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm. The paper solar filter I got from Amazon couldn't be verified by Amazon and I didn't feel like sacrificing my A7II for a few pics. Plus the built in time laps functionality came in handy.
     
  10. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Cool series Randy.
    I was out playing with my train set in the backyard. It was nice when the eclipse happened as it was getting hot out there. Didn't actually cool down, but the warmup slowed enough to make it a mostly pleasant morning.
     
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  11. sesser

    sesser TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    randy
    Thanks! I remember the OC temp pattern well; hot by 10am but cools down relatively early. Up here, the heat doesn't set in until 3 or 4 pm and doesn't cool down until after 10pm.
     
  12. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Mus
    Great image Randy :2thumbs:
     
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I haven't yet had time to go through the dozens of frames I shot. But here's a teaser:

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    by David Wood, on Flickr
     
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  14. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Excellent !
     
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  15. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    First image by an amateur that has flares shooting out of the corona.
    Great shot David!
     
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  16. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

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    Bert Cheney
    WOW! A long time ago I worked at Sunspot, New Mexico at the Air Force Solar Observatory - so images of the sun are not new to me...And this one is WOW! As in, scientific data worthy. Excellent!
     
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  17. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Fantastic images, Randy and Dave!!

    I tried to photograph the partial eclipse in PHX with my 1000mm, after discovering the last shade #12 welding lens in the city. Rushed out early in the morning, got there when the doors were unlocked. But it was a pricier gold-plated polycarbonate version, not the less expensive tempered glass version. I had reservations, but being desperate I paid for it. Sure enough, the polycarbonate version was having double vision. Oh well, must wait till 2024 and TX. :-\
     
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Here are a few more:

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    Sun Spots.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    The Contax lens performed wonderfully, showing some sun spots during the beginning of the eclipse.

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    Bailey's Beads.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    It allowed me to capture Bailey's Beads, created by undulations on the surface of the moon.

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    Diamond Ring.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    And I got to see the "diamond ring" both at the beginning and end of totality.

    This was my second chance to witness a total eclipse, and it was as magical as the first. All I can tell you is if you find yourself with a chance to see one, do not miss it. It's unforgettable.
     
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  19. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Excellent...as good or better as any I've seen featured on the tube
     
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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    And here's a little one minute timelapse video for you:



    I shot it on an iPhone 7 Plus with a Moment 60mm lens attached to it, using Filmic Pro.
     
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