Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - near the Mongolian/Chinese border
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.