Sunset Eclipse Gallery
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Summary: The setting Sun became a strange-looking crescent in central parts of the United States on June 10, 2002, during a partial solar eclipse. [full story]

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  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Chris Go, Cebu City, Philippines #1, #2, more Chris Go captured these images on June 11 when the eclipsed Sun rose over the Phiipines. Photo details: Astrophysics AP130EDF with a 2X AP Barcon; Baader Planetarium Photographic Density Solar filter; Kodak Pro Image 100 film; 1/500 sec.

Colleen Meade, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada #1, #2 C. Meade: "My daughter held the binoculars as I snapped this photo, with my watch in to mark the time of the maximum obscuration."

Monte Allaman, Dallas, Texas, USA #1 M. Allaman snapped this extraordinary photo of a jet flying past the partially eclipsed Sun.

Darren M. Brooks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA #1 D. Brooks: "It's a bit faint, but within my shadow cast on the floor is a projected image of the eclipse. My shadow shows me holding the 6x23 binoculars I used to project the sun while I snapped the picture with my Olympus digital PNS. Kind of an 'Artist and Subject' shot."

Alejandro Bascolo, Benbrook Lake, near Fort Worth, Texas, USA #1, #2 Photo details: Pentax P30 with Hoya polarizer, Fuji ASA 400, 1/250 s exposure.

Bill Sherman, Hayward, CA, USA #1, #2 B. Sherman: "Surprisingly good results of photographing the eclipse can be had with a simple setup. I rubber banded a Russian monocular to a tripod and projected the image on a sheet of paper. An Olympus D-370 digital camera recorded the image. The close up shot was made using the camera's macro mode. Note the large sunspot formed an eye for this 'pacman' shot of the sun."

Mustapha Nasir and friends, Sabah Malaysia (North Borneo) #1, #2 In Maylasia the partial eclipse began at sunrise on June 11th.

Thad V'Soske, San Diego, CA, USA #1 Thad: "This wide-angle multi-exposure image was shot near Santa Ysabel, California, using Kodak E100VS, and a 17-35mm Canon lens at 35mm. It was a wonderful event both to see and photograph!"

Barbara Wilson, from Addicks Dam near Houston, Texas, USA #1, #2 B. Wilson: "We went to the western edge of Houston because the city is so flat there that not a single blade of grass would prevent one from watching the sunset eclipse!"

Jay Friedland, near Los Playitos, Mexico #1, #2 J. Friedland: "All these photos were taken 1 km north of Los Playitos, Mexico, about half way between the centerline and northern limit of the path of annularity. We were set up on this incredibly beautiful beach ... but were clouded out - then at the last possible moment the sun broke through the clouds for a minute or so right before sunset."

Les Marczi, near Niagra Falls, Canada #1, #2 L. Marczi: "It was a fantastic sunset, one I will remember for a while."

James Kevin Ty, Phil. Astronomical Society, Manila, Philippines #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 This is a multiple-exposure shot of the June 11 eclipse taken by James Kevin Ty from 5:40am-7:10am. He used a Canon EOS 50E with a Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8~5.6 zoom lens set at f/16 with Thousand Oaks Type 2+ solar filter and Fuji 100 film. Exposures were all 1/1000 sec except the first image which was taken at 1/250sec.

Daniel L. Baker, Harrisville, West Virginia, USA #1, #2, #3 D. Baker: "Here in the Harrisville, WV area the sun became blocked by haze just before the eclipse began, and wasn't viewable to the naked eye. Fortunately the camera was able to catch the sun's light through the haze."


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