Dec. 25, 2000 Solar Eclipse Gallery: Page 1
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Summary: A partial solar eclipse that began at sunrise for sky watchers near the US west coast was visible across North America on Christmas Day, 2000. [more information]

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Unless otherwise stated, all images are copyrighted by the photographers.

  Photographer, Location Larger images Comments

Phil Harrington, Smithtown, NY #1, #2, more Harrington: "[I captured] this photo montage of yesterday's eclipse with my 4-inch f/9.8 refractor and an Olympus D360-L digital camera. The other photo is a double exposure of the eclipsed Sun placed within a forest of snow-covered pines."

Dan Hawrylkiw, Sedona, AZ #1 This photo was taken from Oak Creek Canyon, near Sedona AZ. Dan captured the Sun rising behind a pine tree on the canyon wall using a Meade ETX and a 35mm SLR at 9:35 AM local time.

Michael Blackburn, Boise, Idaho #1 M. Blackburn captured this image from Boise, Idaho on December 25th, 2000 at approximately 9:35 a.m. local time. Blackburn: "I used a Canon PowerShot S10 set on manual so the camera would not flash. The photo was taken hand held and through a 25 mm eyepiece on a 10" Coulter Dobsonian telescope."

Evan J. Gnam, Madison, WI #1, #2 E. Gnam (physics teacher, Edgewood High School, Madison, WI): "My pictures were taken with a digital camera with no special settings. Both pictures are projections through binoculars. It's amazing how big a projection you can get with the sun as a light source!"

Doug Murray, Palm Beach Gardens, FL #1 D. Murray captured this image on Dec. 25, 2000 at 12:14 Eastern Daylight Time. He used a Celestron 9.25" SCT with a 3" off-axis filter using Baader AstroSolar Safety Film (Density 5 -Visual) and a Nikon D1 digital camera set at ISO 200, 1/250 second at f6.3.

Mark Mears, Huntland, TN #1 M. Mears: "I captured this image using a Sony DSC-S70 digital camera. It was taken at a time when thin, high clouds were moving in." See more of Mark's work.

David Brown & Mitzi Adams, Huntsville, AL #1, #2 Using an Olympus 3030z digital camera, David Brown and Mitzi Adams captured this image of the partial solar eclipse through the clouds over Huntsville, AL.

NOAA Space Environment Center, Ramey, Puerto Rico (animation) A solar observatory in Ramey, Puerto Rico captured this animation of the partial eclipse as seen through an H-alpha filter.

Tom Warner, Rapid City, South Dakota #1, more Tom Warner: "Clouds threatened to cancel the show as viewed from Rapid City, South Dakota. However, the clouds gradually broke and allowed me to take these images. I used a Televue Pronto telescope, Televue eyepieces, Thousand Oaks solar filter and Nikon Coolpix 950 set up for eyepiece projection."

Mark Whitcombe, Toronto, CA #1 M. Whitcombe: "A simple shot of a simple method of viewing the eclipse!"

Max Riseman, Portland, ME #1 This picture is unremarkable except for one thing: Max Riseman used two blank "blue on silver" CD-Rs (Compact Disc Recordable) as makeshift solar filters for his Kodak DC280 camera. "I actually took two sets of pix, one with one CD-R, and another set through two CD-Rs. Using one disc was not enough," says Riseman.

Vic Stover, Waldo OH #1 Vic Stover captured this image of the partial eclipse at 12:28pm local time in Waldo, Ohio. Photo settings: Meade ETX90EC telescope, eyepiece projection Meade 40mm eyepiece, Sony Mavica FD71 camera handheld, Thousand Oaks type 2+ solar filter.

Scott A. Griswold, Southington, Connecticut #1, #2 S. Griswold: "I captured the multiple-image shot indoors through a window using pinhole projection before mid-eclipse. The other shot was taken with an Epson PhotoPC 800 digital camera held to one lens on a pair of binoculars while using the other lens to locate the sun. Both lenses were covered with Solar Skreen filter. "

Bob LaPree, Contoocook, NH #1 Photo information: Coronado Filters Hydrogen Alpha ASP-60 filter on a TeleVue Pronto; Nikon Coolpix 990 camera at 1/15 sec. f3.7, asa 100.

Ben Walden, Greenlawn, NY #1 B. Walden: "I took this photo as I projected the images onto a board using standard binoculars. The picture shows the two projected images of the partially eclipsed sun from Greenlawn, NY at 11:55 am est. "

Brian Harvey, Hollister, CA #1 B. Harvey: "Using my new Solar Filter, I took several digital pictures using my Sony Cybershot Digital Camera.. This was my first attempt with my digital camera and the solar filter. "

Mary Moffitt, Manchester, CT #1 Arthur Moffitt: "Kevin Coe of Portland CT holds an Orion 4.5 inch solar filter with trees reflecting from behind. Picture taken by Mary Moffitt with a Canon PowerShot A50."

Michael Gordon, Marion, OH #1, #2 Photo details: Fuji Reala 100 film; Olympus OM-10 camera; 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a full aperture solar filter.

Don Koenigsberg, Bryn Mawr, PA #1, #2, #3 Don and Rebecca Koenigsberg (pictured) used an Edmund Astroscan telescope to safely project images of the partial eclipse onto a screen about 2 feet from the eyepiece.

Richard Nugent, Conroe, TX #1 R. Nugent: "We had overcast drizzly skies continuously here in southeast Texas, but I patiently waited for small breaks in the clouds and snapped this photo between 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM." Photo details: Exposure: 1/500 second (no filter) Film: Fuji 400 print film Telescope: Meade 2045D 4 inch SCT.

Keith Burns, Atlanta, GA #1, #2 K. Burns: "My setup was rather primitive, but it worked. I used a pair of tripod-mounted 8x56 binoculars and built a cardboard viewing box. Attached to the front of the binoculars was a two hole punched piece of cardboard thus the two images present. I took pictures using a Kodak DC 210 digital camera."

Jay Edwards, Maine, NY #1 Jay Edwards: "Because of snow showers and -23 degree wind chill factor we decided to keep it simple. We shot [the eclipse] using my 80 MM, f/5 refractor, with a 25 mm eyepiece and Panasonic camcorder in afocal mode. Although it's not visible in this camcorder shot, there was a very long sunspot chain near the center of the disk that made for a beautiful view visually!"

Jeff Boyne, La
Crosse, WI
more images Mike Welvaert, Randy Breeser, and Jeff Boyne of the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin used the pin hole method, a pair of binoculars, and a pair of solar glasses to observe the solar eclipse on Christmas morning/early afternoon. Lots of their images are posted here.

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