What an amazing eclipse it was! What? You missed it? Just kidding! This was the LAST full solar eclipse to cross the US in 1979. Baily's Beads, the sun shining through the craters of the moon, are the red spots. Image taken February 26th 1979, in 35mm film format using Ektachrome film and a Nikkor 500mm lens on my handheld camera. Up next: the Diamond Ring effect of this same eclipse.
MCC-107 & MCC107-A - Last full solar eclipse to cross the US, 2-26-1979
PHOTO COMMENT: I lived in the Puget Sound area of Washington State in 1979, which is not noted for clear weather in February. True to form there was heavy overcast and drizzle early that morning when Debby and I got up. We raced over to the east side of the mountains in our truck, on I-90. Thankfully, chains were not required on Snoqualmie Pass. We continued racing east searching for a clear area. We finally found one just in time. Almost all traffic stopped on the freeway as people watched in awe at the display in the sky, and these are two of the hand held images I managed to capture of the event. No doubt for the 2017 eclipse, there will be a zillion images taken and posted very soon.
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