Eclipse 15 january 2010

For this eclipse I travelled to South India to observe it. Of coarse it was not a total eclipse but it was not just another eclipse, it was the longest annular eclipse for the next 1000 years. The annular phase would last about 10m14 seconds on the Indian mainland, near Ramashwaran. We met a groups of Indian amateur astronomers and drove to Ramashwaran and decided to settle south of the city (where the central line was located). We settled near a small temple that was located on the sea shore so a beautiful eclipse was awaiting us! Although an annular eclipse is not as beautiful as a total one, it was still impressive! The light got strange and the water got a little gray on approaching annularity. In the mean time more amateur astronomers had joined our group. The mission was successful!  Here are some pictures.


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