Solar Eclipse #1 April 2024

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A solar eclipse electrified all of North America on the afternoon of April 8, 2024, especially for those living under the path of totality. On Manitoulin Island, Ontario, we didn't get a full eclipse but my telescope caught some terrific images. The weather forecast suggested the clouds would clear near the end of the show, but Mother Nature intervened and blew them away only about 20 minutes after the start. I quickly brought my Celestron in pieces outside and reassembled, together with a solar filter and camera. This is the first image I caught just before the moon moved in front of a massive sunspot.
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BRETT ZIMMERMAN
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April 9, 2024
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astrophoto astrophotography astronomy astronomical science scientific sky solar eclipse sun moon partial sunspots shadow nature natural daytime daylight nobody spectacular filter black orange lunar cosmos beautiful space manitoulin telescope sublime cosmic full majestic technology technological lunar_eclipse night outdoors astronomical_object
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