Partial Solar Eclipse of June 1, 2011 from Iceland

June 24, 2011

Photographer: Kosmas Gazeas
Summary Author: Kosmas Gazeas; Jim Foster

The partial solar eclipse on June 1, 2011 was the second of four partial solar eclipses in 2011. This eclipse was primarily visible from the high latitudes of North America. Iceland and the northern tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula were the only European regions to be able to view it. Interestingly, it occurred around midnight (local time) for Iceland and Scandinavia -- visible very low on the horizon as the midnight Sun was approaching. The photo above shows the Moon at upper right (new Moon phase) partially obscuring the solar disk as seen from Blonduos Iceland at 22:30 (10:30 p.m.) local time.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope equipped with a digital camera -- but no solar filter. Clouds acted as a natural filter for the bright sunlight. Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D; Focal Length: 0.0mm; Aperture: f/0.0; Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.