Glow of the Solar Corona During Totality
All Photos by Harry Hammond
|Moon Eclipsing the Sun|
As the moon continued past totality and partial phases resumed, the local school kids (perhaps aged six to ten) happily celebrated with us. One of the most memorable experiences of the entire trip was watching these youngsters see the eclipse through a telescope. Invariably, as the view settled in the eyepiece, they would give a shriek of excitement, pull back, laugh uproariously, and begin dancing. What a delight! A dozen or more barefoot, raucous kids running in circles, jumping, laughing and shrieking joyously. They had just witnessed the unreal, the magical.
|Solar Prominences During Totality|
Information on solar eclipses, along with a century’s worth of scheduling can be found at eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/