Your 2021 Year-End Eclipse Images!

Baily’s Beads by Instagram user Wijaya Sukwanto. Two bright Baily’s Beads peek through mountain valleys on the Moon right before Totality. Red prominences are visible on the edge of the Sun and the ghostly Solar Corona emerges around the Sun. Images taken with Tele Vue-76 APO outfitted with Tele Vue 2x Powermate, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, and Tele Vue Sol Searcher under clear skies at Union Glacier, Antarctica on 04 December 2021.

What a way to end the year! We had the 19 November 2021 (almost total) Lunar Eclipse followed two weeks later by the 4 December 2021 Total Solar Eclipse. While the first event was at an odd hour and the second an odd location, Tele Vue scopes did capture both events. This blog is a gallery of your eclipse photos!

November Lunar Eclipse Images

Tele Vue-NP127is in the Hudson Valley
2021 Nov 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse by Instagram user and Tele Vue employee Mahendra Mahadeo. All rights reserved. Used by permission. These Five shots were taken over a 40-minute period, as the moon traversed along the edge of the Earth’s red shadow. Imaged with Tele Vue-NP127is APO scope with Tele Vue Large Field Corrector (LCL-1069) and an astro-modified Canon EOS SL1 DSLR. Totality (center) frame exposure was: 6 x 0.5-sec, 6 x 1-sec and processed with Photoshop CC, and Topaz Denoise AI. Orange County, New York.

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December 4th Total Solar Eclipse!

Have you been gearing up and packing for the December 4th total solar eclipse?  If not, you are not alone! The path of totality for this eclipse will be limited to distant Antarctica and the surrounding waters. So very few people will have snow boots on the ground there to enjoy the 1′:54″ view of the solar corona that day. The partial eclipse outside the path of totality is no consolation prize. It envelops the ocean south of Australia, South America, and Africa and barely makes landfall at the very tips of South America,  Australia, and New Zealand. Much of the southern tip of Africa will see at most a “nibble” taken out of the Sun. 

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