LThese are some photo’s which I took from the live online broadcast from NASA TV on the 4 December 2021. And more below in from a few photo’s.First the partial phase just before totality. The the diamond ring. Followed by totality with the Corona as I saw on that live broadcast… if you look in the top right hand corner of full totality, you should see some prominences. Then back to the diamond ring, And then back to the partial phase just after totality finishes.I saw the Total Solar Eclipse in 1999.Not in Cornwall. But in Eastern Europe right in centre of the Moons shadow with clear blue sky and the moons shadow itself approaching with sudden darkness in the middle if the day happening within 10 seconds. Also there was a 360 sunset all the way round the horizon which was the area out of totality which in itself was spectacular. For anyone that has never experienced a Total Solar Eclipse with clear Sky’s if you even have the chance of seeing a Total Solar Eclipse. Take that chance!; As it was something I will remember for the rest of my life!
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The NASA pages often show some fascinating photos of various earth and solar events.
I can recall the solar eclipse of 1999, and still have somewhere Patrick Moore's video and commentary of the eclipse over Cornwall.
I was at work the time of the eclipse, and the managers decreed that break times won't be shifted to allow us to watch the eclipse. Just somehow, by coincidence, the fire alarms were activated and the assembly point my section was to meet had a perfect view of the cloud covered eclipse. Its just a shame that camera phones weren't available at the time....
The link below is the 1 hour YouTube clip of the BBC coverage, which includes footage from an RAF Nimrod plane from above the cloud.
Many thanks for sharing those photos.Ian.
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NASA TV broadcast eclipses of all types every year along with many other organisation that broadcast online of eclipse's. But the Antarctic proves extreme difficulty in broadcasting this online broadcast. Also it was a 70% chance of being cloudy on the day. But luckily it was clear Sky’s on the day. Also there where far less organisations that broadcast this eclipse.from the Antarctic..
https://youtu.be/y99TZv27JQ0 This is how the moons shadows looks when approaching as seen from a distance.Best seen in rural area’s or high up. Try not to have buildings around you such as in urban area’s. This was from the USA in 2017 and high up. I wasn’t at that Total Solar Eclipse. This video just over 5 minutes long.
https://youtu.be/SWEJyX_U3CM And finally the moons shadow approaching ending with darkness.
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