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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-29
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heavens Above, 50-60 points (chapter 5), eclipses [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-30 3:32
Viewed: 5219
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday we received beautifull gift from mother nature - Solar Eclipse. Unfortunatelly in Poland it was only partial, but worth seeing for sure :-) I read that Sun's disk will be covered by The Moon in 53% in Lodz. Not bad at all - last eclipse was much smaller. I woke up in the morning and saw...clouds and rain. Fortunatelly during eclipse [which lasted about two hours] clouds gone for few times and I could make as many photos as possible. Of course I left my welder's mask glass at home, so I had to improvise ;-) I took old floppy diskette and used it as a filter. Result wasn't bad, I think!
By the way - yesterday was our third wedding anniversary, so we enjoyed very much this great gift from nature :-)
Photos were taken with different settings - from f5 to f8 and from 1/320 to 1/2500, iso 400 and iso 50.

There are four types of solar eclipses:

* A total eclipse occurs when the Sun is completely obscured by the Moon. The intensely bright disk of the Sun is replaced by the dark outline of the Moon, and the much fainter corona is visible (see image above). During any one eclipse, totality is visible only from, at most, a narrow track on the surface of the Earth.
* An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring surrounding the outline of the Moon.
* A hybrid eclipse is intermediate between a total and annular eclipse. At some points on the Earth it is visible as a total eclipse; whereas at others it is annular. The generic term for a total, annular or hybrid eclipse is a central eclipse.
* A partial eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line, and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. This phenomenon can usually be seen from a large part of the Earth outside of the track of a central eclipse. However, some eclipses can only be seen as a partial eclipse, because the central line never intersects the Earth's surface.

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Hello Greg!
Congrats with this great presentation! I had a rainy, clowdy day. :-( Nothing to make a shot.
I love your astronomical pictures and notes! Well done! Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week my friend.

So you did catch it after all! Despite the "bad news". Beautifully done and presented. I should make a slight correction to my previous comment: total eclipse was visible only in S Greece, probably Creta. I saw it at TV last night at news.

Regards, Petru

Great presentation Greg of this stellar event. Your use of a floppy diskette saved the day and the results are excellent. This one gets a big smiley from me, well done.

hi gregorz,
lucky you! :-)
superb compilation.
i only had clouds here.
thanx for showing this great moment,

Thank you dear friend for this gift. I saw a partial eclipse in Ireland in August 1999, only it was covered by cloud and we could only see a foggy shape - but I got some photos of it.
What an excellent presentation you have for us showing this eclipse in varying stages. It is very bright Greg, you did well with the weather and clouds. Thank you...
And congratulations to you and Joanna for your 3rd Wedding Anniversary. Hi Joanna...

You have recorded this celestial event very effectively, Greg. Thanks for sharing it. Needless to say, all the shots are superb.

Hi Greg,
An amazing composition of the time elapse of the eclipse. I am gald the weather gods helped you out during the eclipse. Thanks for the note, it is really usefull.

BTW congrat with you anniversary!!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-03-30 5:20]

"Result wasn't bad, I think!" Wasn't bad?? The result is fantastic Greg!! You did a great job and I enjoyed looking at your eclipse series a lot. Well done & TFS!


Congratulations on the wedding aniversary, I hope you and Joanna have many more to come.

You were lucky, all the recent eclipses in eastern Oz have been covered by clouds and I haven't seen one since I was a boy - a long time ago now.

Well captured and presented and good note.

Hi Greg,
Great series of shots, and outstanding notes. Congrats. on your anniversary. You got a very special gift in your honor.

Hi Greg, What a wonderful photo. I so glad that you taken this photos. I could only is it on the news, TFS Kyle

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  • Remig Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (133)
  • [2006-03-30 8:51]

Great job. I was wondering who would post on the eclipse. I just couldnt get a filter. Thanks

very very well done..
red and orange tones are great here

Hi Greg,
this is a great post for me, it was snowing yester and had no chance to see this.
The serie is really great in all aspects.
Excellent work, my friend.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-30 10:47]

Congratulations on your anniversary, Greg and Joanna!
This is indeed a gift to all of us. Wow.
A wonderful sequence of the eclipse rendered in technicolor.
An oustanding collage. TFS. : )

Hi Greg,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Very well presented.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Congratulations to Joanna and Yourself on your Wedding Anniversary.

Hi Greg

Well done on firstly being able to witness such and event and secondly for your impressive series of shots. Thanks for sharing these with us, 'down under' who missed this 'wonder of nature' :-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-30 14:49]

Hello Greg,
I was hoping someone post some shots of this event,it was too cloudy here yesterday to see it.
Nice work and very well presented.
Great note too.
Happy anniversary to you and Joanna.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-30 15:36]

Hi Greg,
We missed this in the UK, so it's nice that somebody though to post some images. Thanks!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-30 16:33]

Hello Greg, good selection of sun shots. I like the idea you had for the filter...i knew those floppys I threw out would've been handy. Well done on this one.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-31 0:06]

Hi Greg,
Excellent presentation! TFS
Sun's disk was covered by The Moon 100% some cities in Turkiye, unfortunately Istanbul was not the one of them. I was at work during the Solar Eclipse and we watched with welder's mask glass.(our firm is a manufacturer and eveywhere is full of these mask glasses..)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-31 3:32]

Hi Grzegorz, you have presented this wonderful gift of nature well. TFS.

Great job Greg.
You improvised well, with very good results mf! Well done and Thank You.

Hi Greg,
Excellent eclipse sequence!! I love your composition and work. Nice colours and perfect note. congratulation for your anniversary.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Greg,
Not much to say...OUTSTANDING post!

Hello, my friend.
Nice to go over your gallery after quite a long time. As always I aprecciate very much your effort in this kind of shots, as well as the interested info selected.
Beautiful and interesting series.
Best regards for you and J.

Your photo is facinating and so interesting! I was in a total Eclipse in 1968 or 1969 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Being just a kid at the time our school sent us home and told us not to look out the window. Of course I had a couple of peeks. It didn't get compeletly black outside but much darker, as it happend in the middle of the afternoon. I find the sky and space very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Janice/Canada

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-24 20:32]

... to refund my debts...

Hi Greg
A fantastic sequence of images of the Solar Eclipse. Bravo



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