Archive for 'Eclipse'

2016 solar eclipse

This might appear like any other landscape photo of a gorgeous tropical location, but this image is in fact displaying some of the last effects (and prior to totality) of the eclipse that many miss after they have seen a total solar eclipse. Crescent sunbeams under trees! Even I almost forgot to look for these […]

2016 solar eclipse

This photo is right before the end of totality, and I remember how I was taken completely by surprise when the sun re-appeared – “is it over already?”, I thought – I ran like mad to my other camera to complete the shots there. A solar eclipse has once again lead me to a place […]

2016 solar eclipse

In this shot you can see something amazing that is only possible to see the few seconds before and after totality – when the sun is but a tiny point or line of light – shadow lines! You can see them as small lines in the lower half of the image where the sun is […]

2015 lunar eclipse

What an amazing night!! Perfect conditions due to a high pressure system. No wind, and no significant clouds during totality. After totality and towards dawn, lots of high clouds appeared. Totality was incredibly dark, and is the darkest I’ve ever seen. Lunar eclipses cannot compare to a solar eclipses, but this one I will remember […]

2015 total solar eclipse

This total eclipse of the sun was very hard to see from land as only the islands of Svalbard and Faroe was in the path of totality. Just 3 days before the eclipse I decided to go to Svalbard! One because the weather forecast was good, and much better than that of the Faroe, but […]

Total lunar eclipse of June 2011

At this time of the year the nights are hardly noticable, as the sun is below the horizon for just a few hours – during which the sky never darkens enough for the stars to come out. During this eclipse the rising moon was below the horizon during much of the totality, and I don’t […]

2010 total solar eclipse

The first photo is right before the totality begins (second contact) with the Baily’s beads. I viewed this eclipse from the Anaa atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago east of Tahiti. Time difference from Norway is 12 hours, so this is a faraway place in every way. The arrangements was made by UK based Astro Expeditions, […]

2009 total solar eclipse – the longest eclipse of the century

In 2006 I witnessed my first total solar eclipse in Antalya Turkey. I was lost for words! Tears were flowing! Nothing can make a non-witness remotely understand this event! All the photos and movies in the world cannot prepare you for this experience! I was hooked! In early 2008 7 friends and myself decided to […]