How to View and Photograph the Partial Solar Eclipse

On the 26th January 2009, there’s an Australia Day Eclipse – a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in large parts of Australia.

In this article, I’ll take you through all you need to know in order to view and photograph the Partial Solar Eclipse, including:

  • What is a Solar Eclipse?
  • When and Where can I see it?
  • Safe Viewing Guide
  • Photography Guide
  • Upcoming Solar Eclipse
  • References and Further Reading
  • Geometry of a Solar Eclipse

    Geometry of a Solar Eclipse

While a Partial Solar Eclipse isn’t anywhere near as spectacular as a Total Solar Eclipse, if you’re in an area where a reasonably large part of the Sun is covered by the Moon, it can still be exciting to observe and photograph, especially if you haven’t seen an eclipse before.

Unless you’re planning a trip to the middle of the ocean or Indonesia to view the Annular Eclipse, Perth in Western Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory offer the best local views of the Partial Solar Eclipse, with a maximum of 21-41% of the Sun being covered by the Moon. In Sydney, Brisbane and Tasmania, the Sun will have already set and no eclipse is visible.

You can read the full article on IceInSpace by clicking on the link below:

Partial Solar Eclipse, 26th January 2009 – Observing / Photography Guide

I’d love to see your photographs and hear your experiences if you found this article useful.

You can see my photographs of the 7th February 2008 Partial Solar Eclipse at my gallery.

Thanks for reading.

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