APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

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APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:08 am

Image A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected

Explanation: If you saw a total solar eclipse, would you do a double-take? One astrophotographer did just that -- but it took a lake and a bit of planning. Realizing that the eclipse would be low on the horizon, he looked for a suitable place along the thin swath of South America that would see, for a few minutes, the Moon completely block the Sun, both directly and in reflection. The day before totality, he visited an Argentine lake called La Cuesta Del Viento (The Slope of the Wind) and, despite its name, found so little wind that the lake looked like a mirror. Perfect. Returning the day of the eclipse, though, there was a strong breeze churning up the water -- enough to ruin the eclipse reflection shot. Despair. But wait! Strangely, about an hour before totality, the wind died down. This calmness may have been related to the eclipse itself, because eclipsed ground heats the air less and reduces the amount rising warm air -- which can dampen and even change the wind direction. The eclipse came, his tripod and camera were ready, and so was the lake. The featured image of this double-eclipse came from a single exposure lasting just one fifteenth of a second. Soon after totality, the winds returned and the water again became choppy. No matter -- this double-image of the 2019 July total solar eclipse had been captured forever.

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by jpmiss » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:09 am

Hi!
I’ve made the exact same picture as I was 2m right to T. Legault but mine as been takeen few seconds later during the dimond ring of the 3rd contact

ImageDouble Diamond Ring by jean-paul mission, sur Flickr

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by Boomer12k » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 am

Both people's images are awesome...

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:20 pm

Kudos to APOD on their photo selections lately; and to Thierry Legault, today's photographer! 8-) !
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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by Ann » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm

Boomer12k wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 am
Both people's images are awesome...

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Yes, they are stunningly beautiful.

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Boomer12k wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 am
Both people's images are awesome...

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Yes, they are stunningly beautiful.

Ann
Indeed they both are! I especially like the pink light glow at the base of the mountains in Jean-Paul Mission's image.

How long or brief was totality at this lakeside location?
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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by StuW » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:07 pm

Gotta love the cute kitten (under "Perfect') and dog poop (under "Despair') links... but I wonder what they have to do with anything.

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Post by heehaw » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:23 pm

A lovely souvenir!

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by RJN » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:26 pm

StuW wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Gotta love the cute kitten (under "Perfect') and dog poop (under "Despair') links... but I wonder what they have to do with anything.
On the main NASA APOD, the Despair link has now been repaired. I am not sure how it came to point to that dog. Also I clarified that the pictured lake is in Argentina. - RJN

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:50 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Ann wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Boomer12k wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:34 am
Both people's images are awesome...

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Yes, they are stunningly beautiful.

Ann
Indeed they both are! I especially like the pink light glow at the base of the mountains in Jean-Paul Mission's image.

How long or brief was totality at this lakeside location?
Thanks! The glow is from the end of the shadow of the moon coming toward us in the distance as the eclipse was ending.
In this particular location totality lasted 2 minutes and 10 sec compared to 2 minutes and 30 sec in the central line of totality. So we have lost 20 sec but it totally worth it regarding the foreground.

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Re: APOD: A Total Solar Eclipse Reflected (2019 Aug 05)

Post by BDanielMayfield » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:52 am

Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:50 pm
BDanielMayfield wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Ann wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm


Yes, they are stunningly beautiful.

Ann
Indeed they both are! I especially like the pink light glow at the base of the mountains in Jean-Paul Mission's image.

How long or brief was totality at this lakeside location?
Thanks! The glow is from the end of the shadow of the moon coming toward us in the distance as the eclipse was ending.
In this particular location totality lasted 2 minutes and 10 sec compared to 2 minutes and 30 sec in the central line of totality. So we have lost 20 sec but it totally worth it regarding the foreground.
Yes I agree, it was totally worth it. Great images guys.

Bruce
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