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After nearly 40 years of amateur astronomy, I have witnessed the most remarkable sight that I have seen or will ever see: A total eclipse of the sun.
My history with lunar and solar eclipses: 1994 Eclipse at the elementary school, Brother Damian's Eclipse, Solar eclipse page...
Planning It's hard to plan all-out for something that you may not get to see.
Rain Storms - The morning and afternoon was cloudy with heavy rain showers
Airplanes during the eclipse - There were aircraft flying in formation nearby my location during the eclipse.
Fireworks - Once the eclipse was over there were fireworks going off to the northwest
Shadows - Shadows during the eclipse were very exact and well defined. The surroundings took on a mysterious ethereal quality.
Wet ground - The ground was still wet during the eclipse. It was difficult to setup my gear properly due to the lack of prep time.
Family - Many family memebers were with me that day. I'm so glad that they got to experience the eclipse with me.
Traffic jams - Traffic in the northbound lane that was north of the eclipse path was bumper to bumper for many miles and moved arouund 20 mph from Cameron to Pattonsburg.
Totality - Words cannot describe totality. The light one experiences is one of the "magical lights" that is now on my list of such lights that are special in many ways.
- Dan Bush
|Missouri Skies Eclipse Footage on YouTube||Wikipedia Link for this Solar Eclipse||Mr. Eclipse Information|
Image of the eclipse showing the best detail that I could get with the equipment and tracking that I had.|
|Image of the eclipse showing what are referred to as Bailey's Beads.|
|Image of the eclipse showing the prominences on the limb of the sun at about the 1:00 and 3:00 o'clock positions.
|Image of the eclipse showing a fisheye lens view of the eclipse and my surroundsings. |
|Image of the eclipse showing an "all sky" view with north at top and south at the bottom.|
|This is a view of myself with my camera armada minutes before the eclipse began.|
|This was the traffic as I headed home from Lawson, Missouri. This was at the 59.0 mile marker in the northbound lane of I35.|
is a final look at the traffic moving up Interstate 35 heading North.
This was taken from the Exit 68 overpass a few miles south of
You can see the storm cells that moved through the area in the distance.
Below is the Final Production Image Processed Six Months after the Event:
|Rainbow at Elam Bend||
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