Cloudy, sometimes eclipse

Cloudy, sometimes eclipse

Cloudy, sometimes eclipse

While the people on Svalbard could enjoy the incredible total solar eclipse with no clouds on 20th March 2015, the pity conditions on the Faroe Islands made it completely different. Lot of clouds covered the dreamt-of views into the eclipsed sun and lot of people saw just a darkening world around them, not the eclipse itself. Some of them were more lucky and saw the phenomenon just in a hole of the clouds. This was my case too as I observed it close to the lighthouse in Tórshavn. Just a few seconds after the totality ended, there was a short view among the clouds to the rest of disappearing corona while the sun was showing up again. I took my binoculars 11×70, enjoyed at least the part of the covered sun and took one accidental shot with prepared equipment next to me. I was in shock, finding later out that it was, actually, lucky shot. There are faint structures of the corona and one of many dramatic prominences as seen from the images taken by photographers on Svalbard. But I don’t regred even a minute of that, especially after great aurorae just three days before the phenomenon. Anyway, good luck in bad luck indeed… Used Canon 6D IR Mod, Rub 500/8, ISO 200, 1/250 s.