Annular Solar Eclipse Photos | June 2020
A rare annular solar eclipse occurred on Summer Solstice 2020. The phenomenon was visible from Asia, Africa. Here are some solar eclipse photos from India.
21st June 2020 witnessed an Annular Solar Eclipse. Read ahead for the Solar Eclipse Photos from all over India.
Sun, Moon and Earth dance around our solar system. The synchronised waltz of these celestial bodies is responsible for several astronomy phenomenons. It won't be wrong to say that life, as we know, is possible due to their relative positions. Occasionally, these three come together in a line to perform a particular pose known as the Eclipse. Many amateur photographers line up for such events to click inspiring photographs of the June 2020 Eclipse.
If the Earth is between the Sun and Moon, it is known as the Lunar Eclipse, and if Moon shadows the Sun, we call it Solar Eclipse. The relative positions of the Sun and Moon make us perceive them of same sizes. Sometimes Moon takes over the whole of the Sun, while sometimes it forms a "Ring of Fire". The later is called the Annular Solar Eclipse.
Another phenomenon occurring from Earth's and Sun's waltz is the Solstice. The event when we have almost equal day and night. Two solstices occur every year, Summer Solstice (21st June) and Winter Solstice (21st December).
This year (21st June 2020), saw these two phenomena combine to form one of the rarest events: An Annular Solar Eclipse on the Summer Solstice. The only time this will occur again in this century is in the year 2039. People in Asia and Africa were able to observe the "Ring of Fire".
My Experience Capturing the Eclipse
Living in India allowed me to witness this rarity though the lockdown hindered the plans to journey to the zone of the annular phase of the Eclipse. I planned to use a HandyCam to record the transit of the Moon across the Sun. But the obsolete technology of the HandyCam couldn't focus on the Sun. So, it boiled down to observe the Sun using a few X-rays sheets through a mounted camera's screen.
The images exceeded expectations and were majestic. I hoped to see dimming of natural light and birds getting confused, but we were not that close to the zone of the annular phase of the Eclipse. Nevertheless, here are some photographs which my brother @sikkalicious_pixels and I took together.
Solar Eclipse Photographs by other AeroSpace Nerds
Solar Eclipse Images seen through a Box Projector and Lens Flare of a Mobile Camera.
Photographed using DSLR.
Solar Eclipse seen as the light trickled through tree leaves forming a natural pin-hole projector.
Using phone camera.
If you took any annular solar eclipse photographs, do message me on one of the social media handles.