Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Partial Eclipse of Sun

Partial Eclipse of Sun
Originally uploaded by barry_williams.
Just read that there is a partial eclipse currently in progress viewable from the UK.

Armed with my Tripod, 300mm lens and SLR I sat on the pavement outside the house with a piece of paper to get the direction correct. The focus was set to infinity and I took about 15 pictures. This was definitely the best. The images taken at 1/4000 had a lot of lens flare, but this one at 1/1000 with 2 CDs in front of the lens to restrict the light seemed to work great!

The moon is due to pass in front of the sun from 10.45am to 12.25pm, covering nearly a fifth at its peak.

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