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francopoli  ·  303 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post your #Eclipse2017 Pics!

I am a mediocre photographer so I let the pros take the images. I soaked everything in and tried to see everything. Ended up staring at the corona for almost 2 minutes while noticing Regulus, Venus, Jupiter, and maybe Mars. The strange shadows and the massive shift in colour saturation at the event were well noticed by the crowd.

am_Unition  ·  303 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The corona should be significantly more interesting in 2024, close to solar maximum (provided we aren't entering a new grand minimum era). With a bit of luck, we could even have some coronal loops visible. I'm slightly bitter because I couldn't find my binoculars (for scoping the corona during totality) when I hurriedly threw my crap into a suitcase early Saturday morning.

My parents recently built a house almost dead center of totality for 2024. So that's done :).

Dala  ·  303 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I don't expect to be bothering much with the camera in 2024. At least not during totality. Leave that to the pros. I will be far too busy trying to spot planets and changes then. Did you get to see the umbra coming at you?

francopoli  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Watched it race toward us by watching the clouds to the west all go dark and grey, then the full round "sunset" effect that turned some of the clouds yellow and orange, then again watched it rush away to the east. So looking forward to 2024, possibly 2019 if I get the money, or go crazy and run away to Chile