Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Solar Eclipse on First Day of Chinese New Year 2009

Chinese New Year (CNY) this year for me was very special as partial solar eclipse can be seen on the first day of CNY in Malaysia. The event actually started at 4:30pm, but I can not see the sun at all due to heavy cloud cover. So I missed the maximum obscuration of 64% at about 5:50pm. After 6:15pm only the cloud cover is not so heavy. The photo was taken with the minimum EV of my digital camera with one layer of sun glass and one layer of exposed film to avoid the extreme brightness that hide the obscuration. It would be nice to have a DSLR with a good filter for such a shot.

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