Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Solar Eclipse

I took some photos of the solar eclipse this evening.  From my location in Camp Verde, AZ, and with the mountain on the horizon, I didn't get the total eclipse, but it was still pretty cool.   There was  a lot of smoke in the sky from the nearby fires, so it has some orange and peach in the sky from the smoke.

This is what it looked like to my naked eye (on the camera screen):


Then I changed to a "closeup" view and it started changing.  The changes weren't obvious unless my camera was on closeup at the 18 x zoom.
 





 It sure looks like a rising moon, not a setting sun.

Then it went behind the mountain.  Since I've been full-timing, I've seen a lunar eclipse at Quartzsite, AZ and now a solar eclipse at Camp Verde, AZ.  I'd never seen either before.

From me and Katie, good night.  :)

14 comments:

  1. We drove up to Redding from Los Gatos to see the full eclipse. It was neat. We just got home, and it's almost midnight! Yawn

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  2. Thanks for sharing the awesome photos. We saw nothing here in NJ.

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  3. You guys on the west coast were very lucky. We had a beautiful sky and warm temps, but no moon in front of the sun :) Nice pictures!

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  4. Great pictures. You just kept changing the settings till you got it right!

    Wish we could have seen it here.

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  5. I guess it was a left coast kind of thing. :)

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  6. Our camera just can't take pictures as good as yours. Yours are fantastic. I had thought we might driver further north but Jim just wasn't up to it so we enjoyed what we could see from here.

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  7. Nicely done. Didn't get that over here in Vienna.
    That was fun. Thanks.

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  8. Nice shots! Not quite as elegant and classy as ours, but they'll do. :)

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  9. Nice series of pics, Nothing here in TX.

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  10. Those are really neat pictures, we did not get any of that, overcast....

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  11. Thanks for posting the great pictures, it was too rainy and cloudy in Seattle to see it.

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