Solar Eclipse Observing Challenge Coordinator Brad Young 212 E. 16th Street Tulsa, OK 74119 Tel: 918-629-9160 E-mail: email@example.com
Annular Eclipse Experiences
In the final 10 minutes before annularity, check for the following:
- Any planets (e.g., Venus) or bright stars visible? (do not look at the sun without eclipse glasses)
- Any change in behavior of birds or other animals?
- Any changes in brightness of the sunlight?
- What colors or shades seem odd?
- Any naked eye (with eclipse glasses) visible sunspots?
Describe what occurs in the last 5 minutes before the beginning of complete annular phase:
- Any change in temperature?
- Does wind direction or speed vary?
- Look at the shadows of buildings, etc., are they different?
- Just before annularity, do you see the moon’s shadow coming over distant hills or other features?
- If you didn’t know there was an eclipse, would you have noticed it?
As annularity passes from 2nd to 3rd contact
- Describe what you see on the ground where the sun once shone fully.
- Can you see any detail around the disks?
- What time do you see the moon’s disk centered between 2nd and 3rd contacts? (maximum eclipse)
Annular Eclipse Contact Timings
- Contact 1 (Moon on Sun’s Disk): Local Time or UT:
- Contact 2 (Moon completely inside Sun’s Disk): Local Time or UT:
- Contact 3 (Moon at other side of Sun’s Disk): Local Time or UT:
- Contact 4 (Moon leaves Sun’s Disk): Local Time or UT:
- Location of Timings:
- Latitude: Longitude:
- In Person, or Cite Source: