heron61: (Gryphon - emphasis and strong feelings)
[personal profile] heron61
My awesome partners, [personal profile] teaotter & [personal profile] amberite, and I all went out to Madras Oregon (which lies at the center-point of the totality, and had over 2 minutes of visible corona). We went with friends, most of whom went out there on Saturday, we ventured out on Sunday, because we were all camping in a soccer field (the campgrounds was a fund raiser for the local Little League). We were worried about traffic, but were only half correct. Driving out to Madras took the normal 2.5 hours in minimal traffic. We left 30 minutes after totality and getting home took us 7.5 hours, and it would have been longer if [personal profile] teaotter had not suggested I download a map of Madras offline onto my phone (since all data and phone services were mostly overloaded to uselessnes), and we located farm roads on Google Maps that got us past one of several accidents that brought traffic to an actual stop. OTOH, the experience was amazing.

Madras is in eastern Oregon, in the desert, and the sunset on Sunday night was incredible.

Sundown in Madras 1
Sundown in Madras 1

Sundown in Madras 2
Sundown in Madras 2

Now onto the eclipse itself. All photos except the one of the corona were taken by holding my eclipse glasses in front of the camera lens, using my Panasonic Lumix 8x zoom camera - my LG v20 has an amazing camera, but lacks a zoom, and that made all the difference. The corona was taken with my camera, with no filter.

Oncoming Eclipse 1
Oncoming Eclipse 1

Oncoming Eclipse 2
Oncoming Eclipse 2

Oncoming Eclipse 3
Oncoming Eclipse 3

Oncoming Eclipse 4
Oncoming Eclipse 4

Corona
Corona

Returning Sun 1
Returning Sun 1

Returning Sun 2
Returning Sun 2

Date: 2017-08-22 08:05 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I am envious! Glad it was a great experience.

Date: 2017-08-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] arethinn
Cool!

Date: 2017-08-23 06:45 am (UTC)
alephnul: Photo of blue morpho butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] alephnul
I like your corona picture. Most of the ones I've seen have the light level set to show the fine details of the inner corona, but they don't look anything like what we saw.

Date: 2017-09-01 05:18 pm (UTC)
mlerules: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mlerules
Marvelous - SO glad you folks made it out for the experience! <3 the pics, too.

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