Solar eclipse photographed at Tinonee

Mitchell Taylor of Tinonee has shared these photos of the Annular Solar Eclipse with us.

Mitchell took the photographs at Tinonee just after 4.15pm on Tuesday, April 29.

One of the pictures he has circled in red, sun-spots. "Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the photosphere of the Sun that appear visibly as dark spots compared to surrounding regions," Mitchell explains.

How was the photo taken?

"The pictures were taken with a Nikon D7000," Mitchell said. "I closed the apperture down to F40, and set the Shutter speed to 1/8000th of a second... still not enough, so I placed a dark filter from a welding mask in front of the lens. These filters provide protection from harmful UV, which is also emitted from arc welding. - I was not looking directly at the sun."


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