2015

SD7807 : Partial Solar Eclipse, North Manchester 9.49am

taken 9 years ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, England

Partial Solar Eclipse, North Manchester 9.49am
Partial Solar Eclipse, North Manchester 9.49am
After a cloudy start to the morning, with no sun visible, the clouds parted briefly at about twenty past nine, just in time to witness the moon's path crossing the sun. This photo was taken at approx 9.49am, about half an hour after the eclipse had been at its maximum (about 90%). Compare it with SD7807 : Partial Solar Eclipse, North Manchester 9.28am, taken about 30 minutes earlier.

Both were taken through a heavy neutral density filter to reduce the amount (but not alter the colour) of the light from the sun which would otherwise have "burnt out" the photo. Even using the camera's fastest shutter speed (1/4000 sec) and the smallest lens aperture (f22), the sun still appears white in the photo.
Solar Eclipse - 20 March 2015

A partial solar eclipse occurred over the whole of Britain between about 0830-1030 on 20 March 2015. The next one of any consequence is on 12 August 2026 it will be total across Iceland, the Atlantic and Spain, with a very large partial eclipse across Britain with western Ireland at around 95% eclipsed, falling to 83% in London.

Two useful websites are LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
The Wikipedia site is excellent a click on any date of the future eclipses opens up a new page with full details and animation.


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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2015 Other Photos: · Partial Solar Eclipse, North Manchester 9.28am ·
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 March, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 78 07 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.8202N 2:19.5644W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 78 07
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