Partial Soliar Eclipse January 2009

On the 26th January 2009 was a Partial Solar Eclipse as viewed from Perth, Western Australia. I enjoyed photographing the event form the shores of Lake Leschenaultia where I had only a couple of inquisitive locals ask what I was looking at.

Here is a photograph showing the sequence of the moon moving partially in front of the sun and away again. This is available for purchase as prints from Astro Photography Australia.

A photograph of the Soliar Eclipse of 26th January 2009

Below is another photograph of the event, zoomed in to show the rough edge caused by craters on the moon being silhouetted against the solar disk (surface of the Sun). Compare the smooth edge of the sun with the very jagged edge of the Moon and you will see what I mean.

A photograph taken during solar eclipse showing the jagged lunar edge