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Partial solar eclipse August 1, 2008.

 Images taken every 10-12 minutes between 10.38  and 12.37 CEST  with Pentax *ist DS 400 mm. 

Partial solar eclipse in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, March 29, 2006 

The images were taken every 15 minutes between 10.15 and 11.30 local time (UTC+1hour).

Partial solar eclipse October 3, 2005

 Images taken 10.31   10.58  11.25  11.46 and 12.05 CEST, with Pentax *ist DS through Fujinon 10x70 

 The beginning and the end were clouded out, and three of the images above were taken through thin clouds and haze.

Halos in Kumla, April 30, 2004

The 22° arc and sun dogs (Parhelia) are clearly visible. The central part of the upper tangent arc can also be seen. Halo info.

Partial Solar Eclipse on May 31, 2003.

Sequence from the partial solar eclipse as seen from Kumla, Sweden at 59 °7' north, 15° 7' west.

The images were taken with Olympus 2040 Zoom through my 4.5 inch telescope and combined in Photoshop.

The first and last contact were clouded out, but fortunately the most interesting part between 05.13 and 06.05 with maximum at 05.37 was visible in a clear sky.

At 05.04 the eastern sky was still cloudy.

At 05.13 the partially eclipsed sun finally became visible. 

During the eclipse Venus was an easy naked eye object.

Fujinon 10x70 and Olympus 2040 Zoom. Field 2°.

The sky towards east, 10 minutes after the last image in the sequence above was shot. 

Total Solar Eclipse, August 11th 1999.

Vama Veche, Black Sea Coast, Romania.

The eclipse images have all been taken with a 135 mm lens set at f/5,6 on Fuji Superia 400 film, scanned at 2700 dpi and manipulated in Photoshop.

The inner corona. f/5,6  1/1000 sec

The outer corona. f/5,6 1/4 sec

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The weather in Europe during totality in Romania.

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The weather in Europe one hour later.

The group after the totality.                                                                                                                  

Preparation for the totality.

Image Sven-Göran Lätt

Shadows during the partial phase.