Solar Eclipse 2017 Aug 21, 2017 2:53 PM

We only got 67-68% obscuration for the solar eclipse here in CT, but we still had a great time gathered with hundreds of others at the observatory on the Wesleyan campus. It was overcast and hazy for much of the afternoon, but I was still able to get a few decent photos through my solar filter.
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Solar Eclipse 2017-014 In the morning, I practiced with my camera, telephoto, and solar filter in the driveway before we headed over to the observatory at Wesleyan
1 In the morning, I practiced with my camera, telephoto, and solar filter in the driveway before we headed over to the observatory at Wesleyan
Solar Eclipse 2017-018 I didn't realize until I viewed the photos later on my computer that I had captured a series of sunspots across the face of the sun!
2 I didn't realize until I viewed the photos later on my computer that I had captured a series of sunspots across the face of the sun!
Solar Eclipse 2017-039 The eclipse starts!
3 The eclipse starts!
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Solar Eclipse 2017-063 This was about 20 minutes before maximum, but probably the point at which we had the thinnest cloud cover.
5 This was about 20 minutes before maximum, but probably the point at which we had the thinnest cloud cover.
Solar Eclipse 2017-070 Shortly after maximum obscuration, thick cloud cover came in. The glow in the photo are the clouds, not any solar flares or corona.
6 Shortly after maximum obscuration, thick cloud cover came in. The glow in the photo are the clouds, not any solar flares or corona.
Solar Eclipse 2017-105 We had another brief period of thinning clouds as the eclipse wound down, allowing some fairly clear shots
7 We had another brief period of thinning clouds as the eclipse wound down, allowing some fairly clear shots
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