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Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - near the Mongolian/Chinese border

 

Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - near the Mongolian/Chinese border

August 2008

45 09.135' N, 92 52.330' E, 1752m Altitude - Mongolia

       

Here is the Total Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 as viewed from south-western Mongolia, very close to the Chinese border. At our site, Totality lasted 2m01.4s. Mercury & Venus can also be seen in the photograph.

The photo is a digital composite, taken with a Canon 400D & 17mm lens set at f/4, ISO 100. The exposures are as follows:

Partial Phases: 1/1000s (before Totality), 1/500s (after Totality) with Baadar Solar Filter.

Totality: Sky - 1 second, Land - 4 seconds.

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