Monday, 23 March 2015

Solar Eclipse - Friday 20th March 2015

Here is a photograph I took of the solar eclipse of Friday 20th March 2015. It was taken from Hawarden in North Wales. I wasn't timing things precisely but it was taken at around maximum cover (as seen from my vantage point). There was a certain amount of cloud cover which, contrary to expectation, I found advantageous as it cut down on some of the light of the sun. Using various filters over the camera lens - and wearing two pairs of sunglasses and looking through filters - I found that the haze from the cloud could be largely eliminated and the crescent sun could be seen through the cloud more clearly than I could have imagined.