Because of the bad weatherprospects in the annularityzone of this eclipse (northern Scottland, Iceland, Greenland) I decided to observe this eclipse at the northwestern border of Vienna. All pictures where made with my 80 mm refraction telescope with a focal length of 910 mm.
|The upper tip of the crescent sun appears above the horizon.||Soon the complete crescent of the sun is above the horizon||Due to the refraction of the atmosphere because of the low altitude of the sun the crescent is ovally distorted.|
|As one can see the moon appeared significantly smaller than the sun, which is due to the moon being in the farthest point of its orbit around earth 3 days before the eclipse.||This picture shows maximum coverage (76 %) of the sun by the moon.|
|The pictures at left and right show the vanishing phase of the eclipse and were made with a sun filter in front of the telescope. A sun spot is visible at the right of the sun.|
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