Eclipse at Sunrise

The observing of the partial solar eclipse, of course, has nothing to do with the total one even if it would be of 99 per cent size. However, the May 31, 2003 eclipse was in our country worth observing because the eclipse started before sunrise. I had never seen before that day the deeply red eclipsed Sun rising over the morning foggy horizon. This image was taken from the top of Table Mountain near Mikulov in Southern Moravia at five o'clock of local time.

Date31. 05. 2003
PlaceTable Mountain near Mikulov, Czech Republic
OpticsMinolta MD Zoom 5.6-6.7/100-300 mm
CameraMinolata X-700
FilmFujicolor Reala 100
ScannerNikon LS 2000 (2750dpi resolution, RGB, 3 × 16bit/pixel, 4 × multisample)
SoftwareSofo ACC 5.0
NoteAnnular solar eclipse visible in the Czech Republic (Europe) as partial one
Copyright© 2003 Zuzana Druckmüllerová


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