Thursday, 19 March 2015

Testing my setup for tomorrow's solar eclipse

It has been a nice sunny day today so I thought I would get my setup sorted for the solar eclipse which will be visible as a partial eclipse from where I am.

I plan to project an image of the Sun on white paper using one half of a pair of binoculars. I found my adapter to attach to a tripod today which is fortunate because it was surprisingly difficult to hold the binoculars steady enough.

The Royal Astronomical Society has put together a guide describing the eclipse and several ways to view it safely.  The website created for the August 2017 eclipse in the USA also has a  section about the 20th March 2015 eclipse.

Hopefully clear skies will allow a good view tomorrow.

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