This eclipse was special for its colours around the horizon. There were wonderful oranges and reds all around, the clouds lit up, some dark in silhouette, some golden, glowing yellowy-orange in the distance. You could see the shadow approaching against the clouds and then rushing away as it left. A great and wonderful experience that we will all never forget.
During the eclipse it was possible to see a prominence at about 2 o’clock and the planets Venus and Mercury were easily visible.
The desert venue for this eclipse was a little windy, buffeting equipment and making imaging and video at high magnifications a little difficult.
Totality video by Member Andy Barber. Also featuring Maddy and Martin Crow and family. Venus and Mercury are also visible.
The video above shows the site used to observe the Solar Eclipse. Video by Andy Barber.