Guwahatians Witness 80% of 'Ring of Fire' During 1st Solar Eclipse of 2020’
GUWAHATI: Sky gazers from Guwahati witnessed the first solar eclipse of 2020. The annular eclipse began at around 10 am and the eclipse lasted for about 3.5 hours.
Only 80 percent of the eclipse could be seen from Guwahati when the Moon covered the maximum portion of the Sun during the eclipse.
The complete ring of fire could be witnessed from parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand.
A Guwahatian shared his experience along with a video clip of the eclipse and the explanation behind how he filmed the solar eclipse.
“I was really excited about this eclipse, especially after these bad times of Covid19. I took my telescope to my terrace and waited for the moment. The sky was kind of playing with us; teasing us, but I am glad that it was good,” said Samuel McBrwon who is a photographer and cinematographer from the city.
“I got the perfect window from time to time and I’m happy with the shots I got, although it would have been amazing if I would have gotten another clear window at the max eclipse, but i got near the max anyway and so I’m pleased,” he added.
He shot the video using his Meade 80mm F6 Apo telescope on his EQ3 go to mount and with a Canon 6D. A mylar polymer solar filter film was mounted on the objective (a DIY filter mount was done to attach this).
An annular solar eclipse occurs when all three celestial bodies - the Sun, the Moon and the Earth – are aligned in a straight line.