Solar Eclipse 2024

April 13, 2024  •  5 Comments

Test photo April 8, 2024 at 12:22 pm

It was decided to drive as far north in New Hampshire as traffic would allow. And, really, there was no traffic on our drive north so we ended up where I really wanted, at the Third Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, just south of the Canadian border and almost exactly in the middle of totality for the solar eclipse. The boat launch had quite a number of people so we drove a little further north, put on snowshoes, and walked down through the trees and out onto the ice of the lake. If you stayed close to shore, you couldn't see anyone else. We lugged our gear down, ate lunch, and set up. Actually I placed the tripod when first getting there so the warmth of the day would melt it down into the snow. Before taking photos I was able to push the legs down through to the ice. It was a beautiful warm day: clear, low breezes, and temperature in the 50's F.

1:42 pm

We had 4 cameras, a Nikon D7200 with Tamron 70-300 lens and StarGuys solar filter on the tripod. The lens had been focused on a previous clear night on the stars. The Nikon D750 had a 24-120 Nikon lens setup for scenics. And there were 2 Fuji mirrorless cameras.

2:22 pm

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2:52 pm

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Eventually I set the Nikon D7200 to autobracket at 5 frames. The dual cards were set to duplicate RAW files. There was a lot of exposure experimentation.

3:17 pm

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3:26 pm

3:27 pm, almost gone. The breezes disappeared and the temperature dropped noticeably.

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3:29 pm

3:29 Totality.

3:29m pm with Venus.

3:31 pm with prominences visible.

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3:31 looking toward the south and a star or planet visible.

3:31 pm

3:32 pm, the filter is back on the lens.

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3:33 pm, the planet is still visible.

3:44 pm

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3:49 pm, looking northward.

4:09 pm

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4:14 pm

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4:19 pm, looking southward again. See the snowmen?

4:23 pm

4:36 pm

4:38 pm, the end of the moon's shadow.

Time to pack up and head home. There was a lot of traffic at each town with a major intersection. Has Errol ever seen such a line of traffic?

When and where is the next one?

 

 


Comments

Marshall Talbott(non-registered)
Incredible images. Celia and I went to Moose River to view the eclipse we hung out at Tapps Bar and Grill.
Others who had experienced other total solar eclipse said this one was one of the best if not the best they had ever seen. The solar flare was the icing on the cake
Adin(non-registered)
NICE! Saw that from our back yard! Houlton was the last place in the U.S. where you could see the eclipse, and something like 20,000 people came to see it. Traffic was backed up for 7 miles to the south afterwards. The next total solar eclipse in Maine and New Hampshire will be May 1, 2079 -- mark your calendar
Justine in Maine(non-registered)
Nice! We got to see it from the yard. I especially like the picture taken at 3:31 and the corona ones
Sage(non-registered)
Incredible! Thanks for sharing your fantastic experience with us!
Courtney(non-registered)
We saw the eclipse from our yard-first one I had ever seen.
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