Lunar shadow in the sky

19 seconds long total solar eclipse gives a unique opportunity to observe the small lunar shadow in the sky. This fascinating image was taken by Petr Horálek by means of fisheye lens and shows not only the lunar shadow but also illustrates the enormous luck. The Sun emerged just before totality from cloud cover.
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Date3. 11. 2013
Time2nd contact 14:22:18 UT, 3rd contact 14:22:37 UT
Total eclipse duration 19 s
PlacePokwero, Uganda
CoordinateN 2° 33' 21.24",   E 31° 23' 59.10",  Alt. 640 m
OpticsSigma 10mm f/2,8 EX DC Fisheye HSM
CameraCanon EOS 550D (ISO 400)
Exposure1/125 s
ProcessingMiloslav Druckmüller
NoteImage geometry corrected
Copyright© 2013 Petr Horálek - Úpice observatory

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 15.11.2013