Solar Eclipse Gallery
Sept. 22, 2006

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Summary: The Moon passed in front of the sun on Sept. 22, 2006, producing an annular solar eclipse over French Guiana, Surinam and Guyana, and a partial eclipse over most of South America and parts of Africa: map, details.

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  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Sascha Zipf,
Novotel Beach, Cayenne, French Guiana
Sep. 22

I used a 22 year old solar filter and a normal digital camera.

David Marshall,
Long Beach, Christ Church, Barbados
Sep. 22

The horizon was cloudy when the Sun rose but thankfully, after 15 minutes or so, gaps started to appear in the cloud cover. This is my favourite shot of the eclipse, 'Bad Sun Rising' taken with a Canon 300D through a 300mm lens, F/20 1/3200 sec exposure at ISO 100. It was well worth the wait :)

Kobus Olckers, Cape Town, South Africa
Sep. 22

These pics were taken on a beach in Simons Town (near Cape Town) in South Africa in the shade of a palm tree – you can see the image of the eclipsed Sun nicely in the dappled pattern.

This beach is only a few metres from my office.

Joerg Schoppmeyer,
Cayenne, Novotel Beach, French Guyana
Sep. 22

This picture was taken with a Casio Exilim digital camera through a Coronado Maxscope40 after the middle of annularity. The picture was revised by Sascha Zipf

Alexandre Amorim,
Florianopolis, Brazil
Sep. 22
#1, more

Vitor (8 years old) observes his first solar eclipse.

Francisco A. Rodriguez Ramirez,
Cabreja Mountain Observatory (Gran Canaria - Canary Islands)
Sep. 22
#1, #2, more

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope + barlow apo x2 + toucam pro camera

Rafael Elias,
Goiania, Goias, Brazil
Sep. 22

The sun rised behind many clouds but after few minutes I was able to aim the sun and project it inside my box.

Fernando Gimenez,
Montevideo, URUGUAY
Sep. 22
#1, #2

At left appears the Montevideo Astronomical Observatory dome's (now called National Highschool Observatory). This observatory, inaugurated in 1927, contains an 8-inch diameter Carl Zeiss refractor. Details: Camera: Concord Qeye Gold 9.9mm f/8

more images: from Tim Young (University of North Dakota SEMS team) at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana; from Enzo De Bernardini and Diana Rosa of Buenos Aires, Argentina;