May 31, 2013

Solar Eclipse 2003 May 31

Partial Solar Eclipse 2003 May 31 at sunrise with Fernsehturm Stuttgart in foreground at a distance of 8 km. Actually annular farther north, see map by Xavier Jubier

The sky was clear except for a distant cloud bank just in the direction of sunrise. Unexpectedly, the rising of the partially eclipsed sun was visible as the cloud did not extend completely to the horizon. About ten minutes later it disappeared behind the cloud for about half an hour.

Photos taken on Fujichrome color slide film through 500mm telephoto lens.
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