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N 9 B 434 C 0 E Apr 8, 2024 F Apr 10, 2024
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A trip to Willow Point Resort located in Buchanan Dam, TX

Weather predictions for TX were horrible. Obviously, this made it less than optimal to view a total solar eclipse, corona and all.

But, when life hands you lemonade, drink it... in other words, take the photos anyway. Not disappointed.

About this photo: What can I say about those pesky clouds. There to spoil the fun for everyone one. Now in totality, with the corona hidden behind the clouds, casting a beautiful silhouette. The prominences still visible. Oh, the pinkish red color of the prominences (and chromosphere - if it were visible) is the color hydrogen at high temperatures. :)

Tags:   Eclipse 2024 TSE TSE Sun Moon Solar Lunar Solar Eclipse 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Texas Buchanan DAM Buchanan DAM, TX Weather Texas Eclipse Texas Solar Eclipse Texas Total Solar Eclipse Prominence Prominences 2024 Eclipse Great American Solar Eclipse Great American Total Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring Baily Beads Corona Sunspot Sunspots Partial Partial Eclipse Space Astronomy

N 12 B 439 C 0 E Apr 8, 2024 F Apr 11, 2024
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A trip to Willow Point Resort located in Buchanan Dam, TX

Weather predictions for TX were horrible. Obviously, this made it less than optimal to view a total solar eclipse, corona and all.

But, when life hands you lemonade, drink it... in other words, take the photos anyway. Not disappointed.

About this image: The moon has now transited the sun by about 45%. For us, in Buchanan Dam, TX, two different cloud layers played a song and dance routine with the eclipse during the entire event, making photography very challenging and daunting. But, like I said, if all I had was lemonade, I'd drink it. So, I drank it and came up with images like this.

Tags:   Eclipse 2024 TSE TSE Sun Moon Solar Lunar Solar Eclipse 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Texas Buchanan DAM Buchanan DAM, TX Weather Texas Eclipse Texas Solar Eclipse Texas Total Solar Eclipse Prominence Prominences 2024 Eclipse Great American Solar Eclipse Great American Total Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring Baily Beads Corona Sunspot Sunspots Partial Partial Eclipse Space Astronomy

N 28 B 554 C 8 E Apr 8, 2024 F Apr 14, 2024
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A trip to Willow Point Resort located in Buchanan Dam, TX

Weather predictions for TX were horrible. Obviously, this made it less than optimal to view a total solar eclipse, corona and all.

But, when life hands you lemonade, drink it... in other words, take the photos anyway. Not disappointed.

About this photo: And there they are, as promised, Baily's Beads. Now seconds away from the exiting diamond ring. The clouds make themselves present too... drats.
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Check this video out by Dr. Tamitha Skov - She discusses the large prominence

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1OClNvDg2o

Tags:   Eclipse 2024 TSE TSE Sun Moon Solar Lunar Solar Eclipse 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Texas Buchanan DAM Buchanan DAM, TX Weather Texas Eclipse Texas Solar Eclipse Texas Total Solar Eclipse Prominence Prominences 2024 Eclipse Great American Solar Eclipse Great American Total Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring Baily Beads Corona Sunspot Sunspots Partial Partial Eclipse Space Astronomy

N 13 B 719 C 12 E Apr 8, 2024 F Apr 12, 2024
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A trip to Willow Point Resort located in Buchanan Dam, TX

Weather predictions for TX were horrible. Obviously, this made it less than optimal to view a total solar eclipse, corona and all.

But, when life hands you lemonade, drink it... in other words, take the photos anyway. Not disappointed.

About this photo: That's right Goodbye 2024 TSE, it's been nice. The end is here.

Side note:
I hold the opinion, the clouds did not totally ruin the show. Whilst not favored for sure, they did add a nice artistic touch at various moments, like this photo. Some will brand this event as a wipe-out, a bust, due to the weather in certain parts of the country. I completely understand the feeling. But, I could not walk away with photos like these had it been any other way.

and so it goes...

Tags:   Eclipse 2024 TSE TSE Sun Moon Solar Lunar Solar Eclipse 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Texas Buchanan DAM Buchanan DAM, TX Weather Texas Eclipse Texas Solar Eclipse Texas Total Solar Eclipse Prominence Prominences 2024 Eclipse Great American Solar Eclipse Great American Total Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring Baily Beads Corona Sunspot Sunspots Partial Partial Eclipse Space Astronomy

N 17 B 361 C 8 E Apr 13, 2024 F Apr 13, 2024
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Back in 2017, after processing the images from the August 21st TSE, I decided to hunt down the AIA 304 image taken by NASA's SDO, which displayed the prominences in similar position to one of my photos.

So, I decided to do the same thing this year.

Whilst NASA's AIA 304 image shows many prominences anchored to the photosphere, mine only has a few. The speculation is, that the moon's position, relative to my location, hides the prominences on the left. Yet they were visible to me at the beginning of the eclipse.

A note for those who experienced the eclipse for the first time, and / or have little understanding of the power of the solar eclipse as it is seen on earth. The technology does not exist today to see the sun's solar features at the same time, such as the corona, prominences, chromasphere, photosphere. The solar eclipse gives us humans a special view, whilst technology can only see one feature at a time and / or simulate it, but not exactly (e.g. corona).

We, as humans, also have an advantage over any photographic technology that exists today, which is our vision's ability to discern shades of grey. Our eyes see the solar corona differently, in all it's beauty and glory. Camera systems can only discern a small band of light / grey based on exposure time. That's why some of us prepare to take as many photos as we can, at various but calculated exposure levels, then stack (process) the photos together to simulate what the corona was like. As of this date, whilst some photographers painstakingly forge some of the best depicted photos at such great expense, still, there has been no photo to date which captures the corona like our eyes do. That's why being there, even if it's for a few minutes, is worth seeing / experiencing.

happy hunting!


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