Arcs, circles, orange, black - a partial solar eclipse

a partial solar eclipse

If you were in the right place this morning you would have had the opportunity to see the first solar eclipse of the year - in this case an Annular Solar Eclipse (often known as the ring of fire).  I wasn't in the right place so I was only ever going to see a partial solar eclipse this morning and to make things even more challenging, I also had to contend with an overcast cloud filled sky with a drizzle of rain.  Consequently I have captured a few black and orange photos of arcs towards the end of the eclipse (it was raining at the start of it). The photos below use the Olympus OM-D E-M5, with a MMF-3 adapter and a T-adapter for a Meade Telescope.  The Telescope used was a Meade 125 EXT with a commercial solar filter. These images are actual photos of the eclipse and not just a drawing I have constructed in Photoshop :-)

The Setup!

 

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