Eclipse of Sun from Green Island in Queensland, Australia

January 14, 2013

Eclipse of Sun from Green Island edit

Photographer: Dennis Mammana; Dennis's Web site
Summary Author: Dennis Mammana

On the morning of November 14, 2012, excited sky watchers on Green Island in Queensland, Australia, gathered on a large piece of driftwood to observe a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon's umbral shadow oddly darkened the island making it seem like dusk although the Sun had been up for nearly an hour. Because of perspective, the shadow appeared somewhat skewed as it fell obliquely onto the atmosphere from above. Note the Sun's corona extending outward from the eclipsed solar disk. Venus is visible near the top of the frame.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D700; Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 18mm); Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 1.000 s; ISO equiv: 200; Processing details: Lightroom 4.2, PTGui Pro 9.1.6; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows.