Airplane crossing the Sun during partial eclipse | Sid Leach

Sid Leach
Location of photo
Reno, Nevada
Date/Time of photo
May 20, 2012
Image taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR camera on a Takahashi FS-78 refractor (78mm) with a Thousand Oaks Optical Type 2+ solar filter. ASA 100 and exposure 1/2000 sec.
As the partial phase of the annular eclipse on May 20, 2012, was ending, I happened to be shooting a rapid sequence of images when I caught an airplane flying across the face of the partially eclipsed Sun! It was a lucky shot.
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