Posted by: mynaturaldiary | March 20, 2015

Saros 120, Number 61.

Saros cycle 120, repeats every 18 years, 11 days, and contains 71 eclipse events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on May 27, 933 AD, and ends at number 71 on July 7, 2195.

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Number 61 happened today

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At my location, we can expect about 92% coverage at peak.

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And this is what we expect to see on the ground, weather permitting.

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The cloud cover doesn’t bode well, but despite this, the sun rises above the cloud, and can be captured using a solar filter (thank you Dave Stocks!), at ISO 100/F5.6

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During the eclipse, the sun eventually peered through the thick cloud playing celestial ‘peek a boo’, enough to dispense with the filter. The photographs at the end of the sequence were back in bright sunlight, and through the filter.

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An amazing sight! We will see you again Saros 120 in another 18 years, 11 days (March 30th 2033) over Alaska (totality) and the USA (partial). The next eclipse in Britain will be June 10, 2021.

 

{and for those of us who wonder what it’s like to be under a total eclipse, try this beautiful you tube clip from Hamferð playing a song Deyðir Varðar live in the Faroe Islands}.


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