On July 22, 2009, the moon blocked out the sun and darkness covered a part of the world at daytime – a rare phenomenon called a solar eclipse. With my Canon EOS 450D camera and kit lens, I’ve managed to take some quite good photos of it.
Yesterday, I was one of the millions of people who witnessed the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century, a very rare phenomenon. The eclipse lasted for about 6 minutes and 39 seconds but the whole transition lasted for more than 2 hours, from 8:30 AM to 11AM (at my timezone) and I’m sure most of the people with special abilities lost their powers for that time period. Below are a few shots I’ve taken during the rare event. I’ve used a Canon EOS 450D with kit lens. I know I could’ve taken better pictures with a zoom lens but I don’t have one so I’ll stick to what I’ve got. I know it’s dangerous to focus your DSLR directly at the sun, especially this is only a partial eclipse, so I’ve used a welding glass as a filter. I hope you enjoy a few of my handpicked shots below. It was taken in front of the house.