Time-lapse video of the partial solar eclipse on Hakos, Namibia (annular in Central Africa, Madagascar, La Réunion).
Zeitraffer der partiellen Sonnenfinsternis auf Hakos, Namibia (ringförmig in Zentralafrika, Madagaskar, La Réunion).
Took some time, but now the three albums with all photography from the trip to Indonesia and Singapore for the total solar eclipse of March 2016 are complete.
Hat etwas gedauert, aber jetzt sind die drei Fotoalben mit allen Fotos von der Reise zur totalen Sonnenfinsternis im März 2016 nach Indonesien und Singapur komplett.
The total solar eclipse of 09 Mar 2016 on Belitung, Indonesia under difficult conditions, as close as it gets to clouded out.
More than two years after our last one, we took the plunge and off into the darkness. Literally.
What I’m writing about is the total solar eclipse of 20 March 2015 over the Northern Atlantic Ocean, of course. A place and time where weather prospect weren’t exactly stellar or solar, thus quite early, already in 2013, we booked Eclipse Reisen’s e-flight (operated by Air Berlin, AB 1000) from Düsseldorf.
Into the car, onto the plane, into the darkness, back into the light and the Düsseldorfian fog, and home-bound again. 12 hours round-trip, certainly a very “efficient” eclipse trip. ;-)
The experience in the air was quite different from our previous ground-based eclipse excursions. A lot of the anxiety and anticipation – will we really see totality? – is missing, as success is almost guaranteed. And when the plane finally navigates into the “eclipse run”, the partial phase is mostly completed, we didn’t get to see C1 or C4.
But absolutely priceless is the view of the moon’s umbra moving across the clouds below, seemingly slowly catching up with the air plane, then plunging us into darkness, and finally off it goes, moving away from of us. Thus I’m very happy that I was able to catch this on video.
35,000 ft above the Northern Atlantic / Norwegian Sea with mid totality at 63°31’21.3″N 7°53’05.6″W / UTC 09:43:30. From the telephoto shots I did, the contact times and positions were as follows:
- C2 at UTC 09:41:35 / 63°20’18” N 8°13’23” W
- C3 at UTC 09:45:15 / 63°40’53” N 7°35’37” W
for a totality duration of 3min 40s.
Impressive, as it always has been and will be. Where’s the next one? …
… well sort of. ;-) Beside the total solar eclipse on 14 Nov 2012 in Queensland there was a lot more to see during our 2012 trip to Australia. The new Google+ photo album Australia 2012 showcases pictures from Sydney, the Blue Mountains and of course Queensland. Some of the Eclipse and Australia images were taken by Susanne.
… darf natürlich auch nicht fehlen. ;-) Neben den Bilder rund um die Sofi am 14. November 2012 in Queensland gibt’s den Rest der Bilder in einem neuen Fotoalbum Australia 2012 bei Google+. Einige der Sofi- und Australienbilder stammen von Susanne.
Some are relaxing while other are busy in the engine room. ;-) Thanks to Silvia Otto for providing this great shot of Susanne, Rainer and yours truly.
A complete run-down of the Queensland total solar eclipse, from when the sun rose above the low cloud layer on the horizon until 4th contact.
More impressive images from the 13/14 Nov total solar eclipse can be found on the NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day website (APOD).