A group of six students and teachers from the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Czech Republic) including my daughter Hana participated on the Shadow-tracking Expedition project. Observers of this project were positioned along the totality belt from Niger to Turkey. This group was on the end of our observing chain. The group was a part of the expedition organized by Ladislav Hric under patronage of the Slovak Astronomical Society. They observed the eclipse on a 1,330m high peak above Göreme in Cappadocia in central Turkey, which offered fascinating views of the landscape around and under them. The peak was discovered for the expedition by Jan Hollan, a Czech astronomer and science popularizator from Brno. The observing conditions were good, which means strong wind and thin cirrus clouds fortunately out of the Sun.

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Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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