Eclipse mania

Unless you have been off the grid for a very long time, you have heard that there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21,2017

Here is a link to an image with the path etc in Missouri

Missouri Map with Eclipse path

Here in beautiful New Haven, here is what we will get:

Latitude: 38° 36′ 30″ N Longitude: 91° 13′ 09″ W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 31s Partial phase start: 11:47:59AM (CDT), at “1:30 o’clock” on the sun’s disk
Totality Start*: 1:15:02PM (CDT)

Source:

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/communities/states/MO/New%20Haven_766.htm

St Clair is directly on the path and they will get 2:40 seconds. I think we can live with 9 seconds less than St Clair 🙂

Source:

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/communities/states/MO/St.%20Clair_867.htm

There is a ton of information on YouTube about how to photograph the eclipse.

I liked this clip for several reasons but mostly for the sources for photo filters by Dan Watson—

https://youtu.be/FmbSQ1_dZ6s  

The above on YouTube has links to the gear– sorry, it did not come through on the ’embedded media’

yes, you need a filter so you do not damage your DSLR’s sensor and it has a link for the solar viewing glasses. (so you do not damage your eyes–not many blind photographers to my knowledge– protect your eyes and your sunglasses won’t cut it)

Have fun folks…..

 

and PROTECT YOUR EYES!!!!!!

 

 

 

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