Wanted to share some images of our little solar eclipse party here in Florida. We were not ready to travel with all the little kids, so we settled for the partial eclipse that we got at our location (approximately 90% coverage, was still great to see). I have a lot of equipment and set it all up and as people drove by they stopped to look, along with friends & family that gathered. We grilled steaks & veggies and had tons of iced tea to pass the hot day. The great shadow was eerie indeed, everyone was a little spooked. Even more spooky was how all the crickets, local animals, etc, stopped making noise during the peak of the eclipse--unnatural for them too, just made it even more spooky. We had a great time. We had a couple of scopes setup and one was setup with a monitor to view real time. Two scopes were setup for Hydrogen Alpha viewing and one was setup in White Light. We had lots of white light solar film filters that were visors to pass around too.
High res image of Sunspot AR2671 as the moon eclipsed:
The partial eclipse sequence we got to see:
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WHGAzM PeakPartialEclipse_HA_03_08212017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WHGBjc PeakPartialEclipse_HA_02_08212017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr
This one is near peak of what we were able to get to here in Florida:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XT6TDb PeakPartialEclipse_HA_01_08212017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr
Killer big prom during the eclipse, made it really special!IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WHGzQk SolarProminence_01_HA_08212017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr
Sunspot AR2671 in HA & WL (right before the eclipse):IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WFrV5q SunSpot2671_HA_08212017 by Martin Wise, on FlickrIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WFrNYN SunSpot2671_WL_08212017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr