“The Sun looks like it has a bite taken out of it!” said one enthusiastic viewer of the partial solar eclipse on October 23. Although I only had my paper plate pinhole projector that I shared with a crowd of folks (you can see an image of it near the bottom of the images here), the funny-looking Sun projected onto the plate definitely looked like a cookie with bite out of it or a clipped fingernail. But thankfully, as the Moon moved in front of the Sun today, legions of astrophotographers were out to take fantastic images of the eclipse. And the gigantic sunspot named AR 2192 made a cameo appearance as well. Enjoy the gallery below!
Thanks to everyone who uploaded images to our Flickr page or shared their images on Twitter.
OK, here’s what it looked like outside the SETI Institute. pic.twitter.com/ucqWzJeB4c
— SethShostak (@SethShostak) October 24, 2014
The Moon is beginning to eclipse an enormous filament on the Sun http://t.co/oFH0aPfEay via @Slooh pic.twitter.com/JbM3OHI4wQ
— Alan Duffy (@astroduff) October 23, 2014
What we did for fun… hundreds of crescent suns from a collapsible “spaghetti strainer” #eclipse: pic.twitter.com/ih9vvHUwMI
— David Dickinson (@Astroguyz) October 23, 2014
PHOTOS: Partial Solar Eclipse: https://t.co/nZowDIognC #SanJose #BayArea #SolarEclipse pic.twitter.com/Kdu4XIMoa0
— Chris Calubaquib (@ChrisAstro) October 24, 2014
One Reply to “Beautiful Images of the October 23, 2014, Partial Solar Eclipse”
Great photos! We had a pretty large public outreach event in Denver at Denver University’s Historic Chamberlin Observatory. About 400 members of the public were able to (safely) view the eclipse, and some viewed through the 20″ Alvin Clark refractor. Some photos from our event are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.944118665602455.1073741841.703934149620909&type=1
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