Sunset Eclipse Gallery
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Summary: The setting Sun became a strange-looking crescent in central parts of the United States on June 10, 2002, during a partial solar eclipse. [full story]

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  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Steve Rismiller, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA #1 S. Rismiller: "Clouds helped make this sunset eclipse interesting." Photo details: 102ED refractor and a Nikon 995 digital camera.

Shannon Story, Texas, USA #1 S. Story: "I took this picture of me silhouetted against a wall. My 'eyes' are images of the eclipse being projected through the binoculars next to me. I used a Kodak DC5000 Digital Camera."

David Guerra, Edinburg, Texas, USA #1, #2, #3, #4 D. Guerra: "I took these pictures in an empty agricultural field just west of Edinburg, Texas (in Deep Deep South Texas). We are approximately 15 miles from the border with Mexico." Photo details: Sony Mavica CD-1000 (set @ auto)

John French, East Lansing, Michigan, USA #1, #2, more John French, the Production Coordinator of Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University captured these images from the roof of MSU's Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building.

Lauri Kangas, Caledon, Ontario, Canada #1 L. Kangas: "The atmospheric conditions were perfect for a red rubber ball sunset. There was a lot of pollen and other particulate in the atmosphere which completely diffused the solar image and briefly allowed naked eye viewing and photography." Photo details: Nikon Coolpix 995 Digital Camera, 1/250
sec. exposure, f/5.1, ISO 100

Sam, Saratoga, California, USA #1 Watching the crescent-shaped shadows of leafy trees is a great way to observe a partial eclipse.

Sam, Saratoga, California, USA #1, #2 Look carefully at the crescent shaped eye of this turkey. How was it done? Click here.

Christian F. le Sesne, near Indianapolis, IN, USA #1, #2, #3 R-J. Koppejan: "I read your article 'Weird Sunsets' and took my youngest daughter, Katie, to the golf course to see the eclipse. I used my Astroscan telescope as a projector. Unfortunately, the sun went behind a cloud bank as it set. You can see some of the clouds in one of the projection images."

Dan Bush, Albany, Missouri, USA #1, more Photo details: Nikon CoolPix 995 Digital Camera through a Tele Vue Pronto and 32mm Plossl eyepiece

Greg Sellek, Madison, Wisconsin, USA #1, #2, #3 G. Sellek: "I can honestly say this is the first time I've ever watched an eclipse during a thunderstorm! After the lightning stopped, a hole opened in the clouds and the sun came out just long enough to produce a beautiful double-rainbow. "

Dr. P. Clay Sherrod, Conway, Arkansas, USA #1 C. Sherrod: "The eclipsed sun is setting behind a huge white oak tree 1/4 mile away from the Arkansas Sky Observatory. My wife, Patsy, and I took this from the observatory's veranda!"