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Partial Solar Eclipse
23 October 2014 Sam Rua

Partial Solar Eclipse

Tucson, AZ

The view near maximum from this partial solar eclipse as seen from Tucson. Clear skies allowed
for uninterrupted viewing. I brought a telescope to work and set that up so my co-workers
could get a nice close-up of the event. That sunspot complex in the center is absolutely gargantuan.
This is a fairly large crop from the original full-frame image.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/80s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso100, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter (Type 2) hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time23-Oct-2014 15:57:55
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length500 mm
Exposure Time1/77 sec
ISO Equivalent100
Exposure Bias-2 1/3
White Balance
Metering Mode
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program
Focus Distance

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bill friedlander27-Jun-2015 23:07
Fantastic shot, Sam! The edges are amazingly sharp and the sun spots a total surprise. V
yaron koler27-Jun-2015 17:52
wow excellent photo
Bryan Murahashi25-Feb-2015 04:43
A spectacular photo of this solar eclipse and the massive sun spots. V
Alexander Kazakov18-Feb-2015 09:22
Superb! V
Ken Chambers ARPS30-Oct-2014 20:56
Congratulations on a splendid capture Sam
godro29-Oct-2014 23:47
i like it!
Range View 29-Oct-2014 21:23
Wow, a fantastic partial eclipse capture with the added bonus of a clear view of the sunspot. Brilliant work Sam! BV
Christy VB29-Oct-2014 04:44
Spectacular Shot! I especially appreciate the sunspot detail. How cool that you thought to bring the scope to work.
woody3429-Oct-2014 02:20
Another Wow....fantastic capture...V
Ann Pettigrew27-Oct-2014 03:20
Sam, I was so hoping you would get this as it was cloudy here. Fantastic shot! Thanks!
Julie Oldfield25-Oct-2014 18:13
Wow!! Awesome! V
Stephanie25-Oct-2014 15:34
WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing this image with us Sam! Gorgeous capture!!! VV
Pete Hemington25-Oct-2014 08:32
excellent work - good skills
SLC_Images25-Oct-2014 05:25
Pretty neat, Sam- glad you are inspired again! VT!
Peter Sussex24-Oct-2014 21:14
Simple, striking and breathtaking! V
Walter Otto Koenig24-Oct-2014 20:48
Great clarity and detail both on the spot and the slightly serrated edge of the moon. Spot on exposure. "V"
pkocinski24-Oct-2014 18:19
There was talk about this sunspot today on NPR News. It was called ""freakishly huge" but I like your "gargantuan" description better :-)
LynnH24-Oct-2014 15:35
Such a good capture!!! Love seeing the big sun spot too. V
Mildred Alpern24-Oct-2014 12:15
firstbrook24-Oct-2014 10:19
That's excellent Sam, well done.
danad24-Oct-2014 09:08
A great shot ! Amazing... V.
Zeeby24-Oct-2014 08:26
Excellent photo! V
Tom LeRoy24-Oct-2014 07:35
Wow, this is a fabulous shot, Sam. Just Awesome ... V
Dougie Young24-Oct-2014 07:32
Wow....fantastic shot Sam..:>ote
Anitta Vuorisola24-Oct-2014 07:14
Wow Sam! Absolutely amazing. Masterfully captured. Big V
Helen Betts24-Oct-2014 06:09
Wow, spectacular capture, Sam. V.
globalgadabout24-Oct-2014 05:26
brilliant work Sam...capturing the detail on the solar surface underscores just how accomplished this image is...V
Martin Lamoon24-Oct-2014 05:16
This is a superb picture of the solar eclipse, you were lucky to have such clear skies.
waterfalls man24-Oct-2014 03:56
Excellent V!!!
joseantonio24-Oct-2014 03:48
Spectacular capture.V.
Wei O'Connell24-Oct-2014 03:44
This is so cool! It was cloudy here :-(
Lillian Rodriguez24-Oct-2014 02:52
Wow, Sam, this is a really fantastic capture! Such fine details to appreciate the size of the sunspot. BV
larose forest photos24-Oct-2014 02:27
This is AMAZING! V
coaster24-Oct-2014 02:21
pkocinski24-Oct-2014 02:03
Great capture Sam! You lucky folks out west - besides starting just at sunset it was cloudy here anyway :-(
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)24-Oct-2014 01:49
Hehehe "gargantuan" :-)
Great shot Sam!
Hank Vander Velde24-Oct-2014 01:45
SUPER shot Sam.
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