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Partial solar eclipse - 25.10.2022 at 12.10 - 25.10.2022 at 14.10 Kurikka Observation number 110332

Visibility III / V

Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

All week, weather forecasts have been followed with more or less concern, which have varied from completely clear to overcast on the day of the eclipse. Fortunately, however, the day dawned fairly sunny, and even when the partial solar eclipse began, the sky was cloudless for the Sun, although a cloud front was approaching from the southwest all the time.

I managed to film the beginning of the eclipse fairly easily, but shortly before the deepest moment, the cloud front reached the Sun, after which filming became more challenging. Fortunately, the thickest Cloudiness didn't hit the Sun at this point, so I managed to capture even the deepest moment, and a little after that too.

In some of the pictures, I already had to give up the manual settings for the exposures and switch to using the P program in the camera. Sometimes I even had to remove the sun filter when the Cloud Cover was too thick for it. I was able to take the last pictures of the darkened Sun around 1:40 p.m., after which the cloud cover became too thick and there were no longer enough gaps.

I also made luminosity observations of the environment with a luminosity meter that I once acquired from Biltema, during the entire duration of the eclipse approximately every 10 minutes. You can see the course of the eclipse quite well from the results, even if the recovery from the eclipse is a bit slow due to the cloudiness.

Even though I didn't get any pictures of the final stages of the eclipse, I'm still satisfied with this little bit.

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    • Partial solar eclipse
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Nikon Coolpix P900, AstroSolar solar film and Biltema Light meter

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