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Solar eclipse in Edinburgh

Yesterday there was a Solar Eclipse with a 95% totality predicted for Edinburgh, so in the morning we climbed Calton Hill to get a good vantage point.

There were hundreds of other people already up on the hill with all manner of devices – cameras, telescopes, pinhole cameras, colanders and even a welding mask.

By the time we reached the summit the Eclipse had already started so I set up my tripod and took my first shots, one of which recorded an interesting rainbow-like effect on the clouds around the sun.

The next image shows the full 95% totality, leaving just a sliver of the Sun visible. Although the light noticeably dimmed it by no means went dark. These images are artificially dark as they were taken through a 10-stop filter with a fast shutter speed in order to show the Sun at its clearest.

I’m not sure exactly what causes the rainbow effect, or what settings on the camera best show it, as some of my images have it but most don’t.…

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