Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse at 99%

My best shot at 99% of totality. Amazing how much light there still is with 1% of the sun uncovered.

The Lord was gracious to give us a clear sky.

I did a run through with cloudy morning sky yesterday, and the settings were very different.

I set up another camera just to film the backyard, but it didn't get much. I couldn't set it to manual so it kept changing the settings automatically and there is no clear darkening on the video as there was in person.


MAX Redline said...

It's hard to get a good shot of an eclipse. I took some during totality in 1979, and my best one came out cloudy but legible. I think you have to have filters for the lens, and I didn't.

T. D. said...

That's why professionals are still in business. They have the equipment and know how to use it. I'm amazed at all the analog lenses I see at professional sporting events. But, those guys know their business.

Still, I like to have my little shot it. Heh.

ZZMike said...

He was also gracious to give us a Moon that has the same apparent diameter as the Sun - making a total eclipse possible. It's so close to exact that when the Moon's orbit carries it a little further out, we get a ring eclipse.

T. D. said...

Hadn't thought of that ZZ. Amazingly thoughtful creating.