Solar Eclipse seen from Egypt on 29/03/06

by David Pettitt, our secretary who went there, lucky devil!



taken at Saloum Egypt

Above - total eclipse

Below - the diamond ring

(as the sun emerges from behind the moon)

Solar Eclipse seen from Carlisle on 29/03/06

The camera was hand held and used to photograph an image on a sheet of paper, projected through my Celestron telescope. As a result the images tended to be distorted and had to be lined up in photoshop before combining to produce the animated gif seen above. Towards the end of the eclipse cloud passed over the sun so the last two frames are imaged through thin cloud.