To observe the 2014 April 29 non-central annular eclipse, I wanted to go back one more time to Antarctica, the only location where this eclipse was annular. However viewing this eclipse meant wintering over for about eight months: it would have been another unforgeatable adventure, but difficult work constraints decided otherwise. No human being, and likely no living species, were in the area where this eclipse was annular. Only the people wintering-over at the Concordia (reasonnably clear sky with a low temperature around -65°C or -85°F) and Dumont d’Urville (cloudy with wind) research stations had the possibility to observe a deep partial barely over the horizon.
Adrianos and Paride, who both are wintering over at Concordia, have taken a few pictures from outside the research station located at the edge of the visibility region. The eclipse was only partial at there, although very deep at its maximum, and did allow an in-depth study of the atmospheric refraction and terrain elevation even with the poor quality of the pictures. Indeed the eclipse was only visible because of a combination between atmospheric refraction and terrain declivity in the direction of the eclipsed Sun (refer to the map below).
You can use this solar eclipse calculator to compute the local circumstances of the eclipse, and the solar eclipse timer notifies the beginning of the various events. A time exposure calculator is there to help you choose your camera settings.
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