Solar Eclipse Gallery
May 31, 2003

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Summary: Sky watchers in Alaska, parts of Canada, most of Europe and Asia enjoyed a partial eclipse of the Sun on May 31st. In most places the sun appeared to be a crescent, but from parts of Greenland, Iceland and Scotland the moon passed directly in front of the sun. From there the sun became a fiery ring--an annular eclipse. [full story]

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  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Hans Coeckelberghs, Cape Wrath, Scotland. #1, #2 H. Coeckelberghs: "It was a beautiful eclipse here at Cape Wrath, the most north-west point of Scotland."

Snaevarr Gudmundsson, an airplane flying above Iceland #1 S. Gudmundsson: "The weather was cloudy during the eclipse almost everywhere over Iceland. This photo was taken through the windowof an airplane. Conditions were turbulent , so shooting was a bit awkward. I used a 400 mm lens on a Nikon D100 digital camera."

Benjamin Kuehne, Cologne, Germany #1, more none

Wino Haarman, Gorinchem, Holland #1, #2 W. Haarman: "These photos were taken between 5.55 and 6.00 o'clock in the morning with an Olympus Camedia C4040. It was a serene and beautiful sight."

E. Serafini, Cervia (RA), Italy #1 This remarkable sunrise photo was taken from the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Details: Telephoto lens 500mm F8 with Nikon Colpix 990 (afocal method).

Mark Williams & Nicolas Reyren, la Barillette, Switzerland #1 M. Williams: "After thursday night's auroras, waking up at 4h00 local time was hard work, but what an unforgettable sunrise!"

Peter Paice, Belfast, Northern Ireland #1, #2 Fog and clouds obscured the eclipse, but it's a lovely photo anyway. Details: Olympus C730 digital camera at full zoom (X10).

Bill Leslie, Burghead, Moray, Scotland #1 ... taken just after the end of annularity with a Nikon Coolpix 950.

Gabriele Vanin, Feltre, Italy #1 G. Vanin: "... taken a few minutes after sunrise with a SC telescope, 254 mm f/6.3, negative 100 ISO and exposure of 1/1000 second without filter."

Robert Hoetink, Enschede, The Netherlands #1 R. Hoetink: "In The Netherlands the eclipse was on its best 7 minutes after sunrise at 05.33 AM, but at that time you could see nothing because it was hazy above the horizon. Fortunately, minutes later the sun slowly became visible."

Harald Haack, Hamburg, Germany #1 H. Haack: "I took this picture through our window, which has two panes. I could see three suns."

Jonathan Demery, Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales #1 Photo details: Nikon Coolpix used afocally with an ETX 70 AT and 25mm MA eyepiece; exposure 1/500 sec at f7.2.

Bartek Okonek, Leszno, Poland #1, #2, #3, #4 "It was a beautiful morning here in Poland,"says Bartek.

More: from Lesley Jennings near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; from Juerg Baltensperger of Winterthur, Switzerland; from Anne Beth Scheen of Bærum, Norway