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August 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm #13046darkskyjimParticipant
great shot! the sky gods blessed us also in Pawnee City
but my Iphone took crappy pic…August 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm #13047QParticipantAugust 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm #13048Luka BParticipantAugust 23, 2017 at 1:29 am #13049Josef ChParticipant
I spent night at Wilber NE, but I was not sure, if weather would cooperate, so I woke up at 3 AM, and I drove to Wyoming. There was miserable foggy misty weather in the mid part of Nebraska. It was real "fun" to drive in fog. West Nebraska had good sky with clouds on the horizon. East Wyoming was cloudless. Great experience on Rd85 between Torrington and Lusk, it was gorgeous.
But there were clouds even in Wyoming. This guy made his composite from Yellowstone only so so , see https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170822.htmlAugust 23, 2017 at 6:58 am #13050August 23, 2017 at 3:57 pm #13051
Wow Josef! We almost passed each other on the road in Western NE as I was driving back from eastern Wyoming from 7pm on the 20th to 2am on the 21st. I had a day pass at a Wyoming state park but no place to sleep so I went back to Chapman NE and had a wonderful eclipse experience there.August 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm #13052
Like Q nicely shows above, sunspots were quite visible on the sun during eclipse day. The image below shows the sun partially eclipsed on the 21st (left side, taken with iPhone6 through a 20mm eyepiece and an Orion 4.5" reflector) and the sun on 8-24 (taken with the 4.5" reflector and the Orion 5PM camera). Both used a white glass solar filter over the telescope end. The rotation of the sun is quite evident over the three intervening days.August 27, 2017 at 2:28 am #13053
I wondered if I could identify that prominent prominence! In the figure below, I used my last image before totality (A) where sunspots were still visible (yellow arrow) I aligned my image with the SOHO sunspot image of 8-21 (sunspot 2672 specifically) (B). The totality image was then rotated to the same degree as my sunspot image. I then looked at the SOHO EIT304 (extreme ultraviolet image in He II, 304 Å) which shows prominences(C and D). The EIT304 images from 8-21 show a persistent prominence (red arrow) at the location of the most prominent one visible during totality (F).August 27, 2017 at 4:28 am #13054
Hmmm … it appears one of the SOHO HMI continuum images from 8-21 (left)caught the sun in a partial eclipse(? from a different vantage point). The radius of curvature of the defect matches that of the moon based on an image (right) taken at the start of the eclipse.
EDIT: However I just realized SOHO orbits the sun at L1 and so is far outside of the moon's orbit and so the moon cannot pass between SOHO's instruments and the sun!!! Guess I'm not sure now what that defect is after all.August 28, 2017 at 10:24 pm #13055August 29, 2017 at 3:29 am #13056Mike C:KeymasterAugust 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm #13057
Great show Mike. Love your corona and diamond ring shots!September 12, 2017 at 4:23 pm #13058Jeff NewlandParticipant
We were in Friend, Nebraska for the eclipse. A co-worker, Dave, was also there. He created a slide show of his trip. He also did part of the Lincoln Highway on Sunday, so that is also included in the slide show as well as the eclipse. The eclipse pictures are mine.
Here is a link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_nPbuZVhxFWRUtIV0laRy1USFk
Be sure to turn on the sound.. 🙂
The skies cleared right before totality, seems like that is what happened for quite a few people. 🙂
JeffSeptember 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm #13059
What an awesome production Jeff! The eclipse photos are superb and the Lincoln hwy-music part is great. Was on that hwy (30) myself for a bit while in Chapman NE!September 24, 2017 at 2:21 am #13060Jeff NewlandParticipant
Thanks Bob.. Just want to reiterate that the production was all Dave's. Just the eclipse photos are mine. He put that together about his trip to the eclipse and I agree he did a great job! It sounds like you were on a part of Hwy 30 that he has not been on yet, but he'll probably get there some day. 🙂
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