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The Total Eclipse -- The OCA Way

A number of OCA members traveled to Europe and Asia to view the August total eclipse. Here are some of their reports and photos. If you are an OCA member with photos or reports to share please send them to Russell Sipe.

Images of the Eclipse

This eclipse will be noted for its spectacular prominences. All three OCA photographers captured the amazing ring of prominences. Click on an image for full sized view.

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Dan Schechter
Prominences
galore!

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Dan Schechter
Corona in
cobalt blue field.

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Dan Schechter

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Dan Schechter
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Dan Schechter
Amazing!

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Dan Schechter
Check out
the sunspots

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Wayne Johnson
Video frame grab
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Wayne Johnson
Video frame grab
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John Sanford
from Austria


Images of the Eclipse Chasers

These photos aboard the MV Marco Polo in the Black Sea were taken by, and commented on, by Russell Sipe. Click images for full sized view.

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A couple hours before totality. Eveyone is getting ready.

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My personal copy of Kandra Kargo's eclipse flag was flown from the Marco Polo mast during the cruise.

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The stern area
on E-Day

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The view looking from the stern railing back towards the ship.

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The gathering of the fleet. After the Marco Polo went on station at our selected site we were joined by four other cruise ships.
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Here I am during a live NPR interview a few minutes before totality. I'm looking for the darkening horizon which will herald the approaching shadow of the Moon.

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Pool side
observing
techniques




Stories about the Eclipse

Sky and Telescope's Eclipse '99 Journal
You can follow the course of Sky & Telescope's editors and Russell Sipe as they report on the eclipse.Here is the link.

Chris Cook's Expedition to Cornwall
Clouds got in the way. But the trip was great anyway. Check it out here.

Kandra Kargo Went off Nova Scotia
Here is Joe Rao's report from the cruise that Kandra took, including a fantastic dawn image of the eclipse.

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