Along with nearly all Europeans with clear skies, I have had the pleasure of seeing the solar eclipse of March 20. From here it was only partial, only the far north of the continent enjoyed the totality. Still, a 58% obscured Sun was an interesting scene for everyone involved – the Astronomical Society of Koprivnica, which I’m currently the head of, organized a public eclipse observing event in Koprivnica.
Photos were taken through my faithful Sigma 50-500 lens, protected by Baader AstroSolar filter film stretched over the aperture.
The maximum phase of the eclipse.
As it was only a partial eclipse, we didn’t expect to notice any changes in the environment. We were surprised, then, as the sunlight visibly dimmed during peak eclipse. Our automated weather station recorded a temporary stall in temperature curve as well.
Perhaps the most stunning part of the whole show was the perfect weather. Incidentally, it was the persistent clouds that prevented us from seeing a greater eclipse back in 2011. Next up, 2026 or something.