The 9th Shadow-tracking expedition led by Shadia Habbal (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
had five observing places. Two of them were
near Longyearbyen in Svalbard. Because Svalbard has microclimates, the observing team was split to two locations
to increase its chances of succesful observing the eclipse. With local support, the team was able to set up its equipment inside
the old Northern Light Observatory and to use an airport hangar located 15 km away.
To further maximize the likelihood of observing the corona during this
eclipse, the other expedition members observed from three other sites: the Faroe Islands,
Falcon 7X Dassault aeroplane flying at 14 800 m over the
Faroe Islands, and an Irish Air Corps CASA CN235 flying out of Dublin.
All were successful except for the group on the Faroe Islands, where
bad weather prevented them from observing the totality.
The results from Svalbard observing site may be found on this page.
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Miloslav Druckmüller |
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 27.11.2019