Partial Solar Eclipse – October 23, 2014

The partial solar eclipse of October 23, 2014 was visible for much of North America including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The images below were taken with a 90mm Meade ETX telescope fitted with a solar filter on the Meade Deluxe Field Tripod using the prime-focus method and a Nikon D60 DSLR camera. Exposure times varied. Click on any the images to be taken to the gallery.

This was a late afternoon event for us here in DFW. The partial eclipse began at 4:49 p.m. CDT. Maximum Eclipse (Moon is closest to the center of the Sun) occurred at 5:53 p.m. CDT.  All of the images of this eclipse on this page were leading up to maximum eclipse. Unfortunately I was not able to capture the moon’s retreat from the Sun due to other obligations.

Please remember that it’s extremely important to view any solar eclipse using proper eye protection. Failing to do so can result in permanent eye damage. Never gaze or look directly at the sun (eclipsed or not) with your naked eye. You can find information on how to safely view solar eclipses on Mr. Eclipse’s web site.

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