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Day 10 - Ring of Fire: Iceland, May 31, 2003. Click here for a detailed account of the annular eclipse. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
The peak of the annular eclipse at 4:04 a.m., May 31, 2003, Iceland. Exposure 2 seconds at f/8. At 3:33 a.m. one of the somewhat clear views of the partial phase. Six minutes later and it clouded over again. Exposure 1/4 second at f/8. At about 3:50, the clouds were blocking the partial phase and it looked like we were doomed with the annular phase just a few minutes away. Unfiltered shot on Provia 100 slide film, 1v camera with 17-35 zoom. At 4:05 a.m., just a minute after peak, viewing conditions improved slightly but the moon had moved off center already. Exposure 1 second at f/8. The view continues to clear but at 4:08 a.m. we´re back into a partial phase. Exposure 1/8 second at f/8.

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