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I popped the lense out of my welding helmet.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Nyiah
Yeah, that looks about like what we were staring through.
Husband tried to get some pics and video, but I don't know if anything came out. Dad did too, but his is one a camera, and he took a lot. Won't know if he got any really good shots until much, much later.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
Great pics everyone!
Thanks for sharing!
Next total solar eclipse here in the US is on April 8th, 2024, so only seven years away, but the totality path goes from Texas up to Maine.
I'd have to travel for that one. Still, if I wait, the next total solar eclipse that will pass over my house is May 11th, 2078.....I'll be 111 years old then.....
originally posted by: Nyiah
In MI where I am, we had abut 85% coverage during peak. I snapped this (among others) via a simple Sony Cyber-shot point & shoot using the manual settings -- ISO 100, 1/1600 sec exposure, F/14, 68-ish mm.
No special gear or filters other than the clouds being just thick, yet thin enough, for me to do this without worry. I did run it through Nik to adjust contrast, and remove a funky reddish hue this camera sometimes bestows upon my pictures.
originally posted by: horseplay
Taken on my old but still functioning samsung S4. I don't know why, but the eclipse is inverted.
I tried all kinds of settings, these were the best, albeit odd...
oh, we had 91% here, it was beautiful !
The effect is a "lens flare," which happens when a camera is exposed to a bright light. In response, the lens captures some of the light as a reflection. Lens flares generally show up as little dots or circles, but during an eclipse they appear as small crescents.