Today here in San Diego we were able to view a partial solar eclipse. We had sunny clear weather through the day.
I had purchased two solar filters for my camera lenses for this event. One cannot safely photograph or view a solar eclipse without proper filtration. The day before I experimented with my gear and was pretty well prepared for the eclipse.
We only experienced about a 40% covering of the sun, but it was still thrilling to see and photograph.
Here is the sun in all its glory with an added bonus of a large sunspot close to the center of the sun as we looked at it.
The following is a series of 11 images taken between 1448 and 1518.
Here is a the sun with the maximum eclipse---
|At Maximum Occultation|
Finally there is a larger version of the eclipse taken at 1618 which was about 40 minutes after the maximum eclipse here in San Diego.