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#1 glancey

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 04:22 PM

The weather gods favored the failthful in Dallas today. Here's my money shot. The corona looks blown out but it was so bright that I couldn't adjust my gain or exposure enough to diminish it. Actually, I was too mesmerized by the overall visual impact that I just couldn't tear my eyes away long enough to fiddle with the controls.

 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 04:41 PM

That was our experience in Mazatlan

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 04:47 PM

The visual spectacle was amazing, both to the naked eye and through my refractor. I did try snapping some pics, but I have no idea how they turned out. I'm not going to download the images from my camera until tonight, for now I'm just savoring the memory. So happy for everyone in the DFW area who had to endure a week of torture not knowing whether or not we'd get to see anything at all.


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Posted 08 April 2024 - 04:52 PM

In Mazatlan, during the first few seconds of totality, coronal flares appeared brightly right through the cirrus cloud, only to smear out after about five seconds. The chromosphere just before third contact was impressive, along with the giant bright flare which was visible throughout.

Quite impressive and well worth watching even through the high clouds.

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 05:13 PM

In Mazatlan, during the first few seconds of totality, coronal flares appeared brightly right through the cirrus cloud, only to smear out after about five seconds. The chromosphere just before third contact was impressive, along with the giant bright flare which was visible throughout.

Quite impressive and well worth watching even through the high clouds.

Peter Groom

That bright flare was a big loop prominence.  It was very prominent and looked amazing in the solar telescope I was using.


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