Solar eclipse – 2017
We traveled to Princeton, KY to view the eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. These are a few of the photos I took through my telescope.
Additional photos from our outing can be found on Kate’s blog.
Eclipse underway. Note the sunspots!
Final moments with the filter.
Filter off, just before totality.
“Bailey’s beads.” This is caused by sun shining through mountains and valleys on the moon.
The jet of flame at about 3:00 on the eclipsed sun is a solar prominence, and is larger than the planet Earth..
This and the next two images are similar, but show slight differences in what we see of the corona.
“Diamond ring” effect, more than a little overexposed. Next time I’ll nail it.
The main difference between this and the previous photo is the filter is back on the scope.
Moon moving further out of alignment with our position.