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.