Newchapel Observatory Newsletter

Solar Eclipse 11 August 1999

A record crowd gathered at the observatory to witness this spectacular event which was broadcast live on Radio Stoke.
Presenter Sam Plank interviews an eclipse observer.

To avoid eyesight damage, the sun's image is projected through binoculars onto a white screen.

Meteosat Pictures

During the eclipse live pictures from Meteosat were received on the observatory computer showing the passage of the moon's shadow across the earth.
See this GIF Animation (1.1Mb) of 4 images taken at 9.30am, 10.00am ,10.30am and 11.00am.
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