Total solar eclipse 20 March 2015


J.-L. Dighaye, J. Marot-Lassauzaie




On March 20, 2015, Jérôme Marot-Lassauzaie and myself were on board the Eclipse-Reisen aircraft to go intercept the total solar eclipse past the Faroe Islands, heading towards Spitzbergen. Mid-eclipse occurred at 09:49:30 UTC, with a duration of the totality phase of 3 min 46 sec. We present some photographic results, obtained with a Canon EOS 1D X equipped with a 75-300 mm zoom lens, and a Nikon D800 equipped with a 24-85 mm zoom lens.


At the beginning of the eclipse, the Moon's shadow ended at an angle, wheras, at mid-eclipse, it was horizontal.








Wideangle shots taken at mid-totality. Venus was conspicuous, and even fainter Mars could be seen.







Telephoto composite images showing prominences and inner corona, as well as outer corona.





The end of totality: the Diamond Ring, then a filtered wiew of the crescent.









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