Well, it was a bitter but clear morning with a good vantage point for the solar eclipse. The last time I wrote about an eclipse was a LUNAR eclipse from 2008.
According the information available, I was predicting the maximum eclipse for me to occur at 07:13 EST (GMT -5), and I only expected it to be a sliver.
Indeed it was a sliver.
Here was the Sun’s Information for this day.
|Astronomical twilight begins:||05:19||-18.0°||94°|
|Nautical twilight begins:||05:53||-12.0°||100°|
|Civil twilight begins:||06:27||-6.0°||105°|
|Civil twilight ends:||17:35||-6.0°||254°|
|Nautical twilight ends:||18:09||-12.0°||260°|
|Astronomical twilight ends:||18:43||-18.0°||266°|
Sunrise was predicted to be around 7am, so I was sure the sun would be high-enough for a good vantage.
I hiked out to my favourite spot in a local conservation area, and set up shop to look at the azimuth of 111 degrees east.
With my trusted welder’s HF12 glass in hand, i proceeded to freeze my hands off and take a variety of photos. Some with the auto setting, some with the program setting, some with manual focus (mistake!), some with aperture control – anywhere from 1/250th to 1/500th.
Most of these are complete junk.