Satellite view of the Shadow of the Moon at Total Solar Eclipse by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Jul. 23, 2009 http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/en/imgdata/topics/2009/tp090723.html "On Wednesday, July 22 2009, a total solar eclipse was occurred. JAXA observed the eclipse by NASA satellite, Terra. Round black area on the sea south of Japan in Figure 1 was a shadow of the Moon. The observation time was 02:05 (GMT)."
By adjusting contrast and gamma the outline of the umbra becomes readily visible.
Aug 05, 22:58 UT (left,before eclipse) and Aug 06, 00:07 UT (right, 32 min before maximum). Digicam LUMIX DMC-FX150 and SOLIGOR lens 500mm f/5, eyepiece 17mm Raw-files processed with SilkypixDS, followed by Paintshop Pro.
converted to black and white
Difference, setting 80 percent of the images during and before eclipse Inverted (left, negative) and regular (right) rendering. Starrynight simulation at far right.
The Daily News Jul 23, p. 10 has a picture from a Sichuan airlines eclipse flight: http://is.gd/1ReSK Apparently there were 5 flights out of Chongqing - ironically it was clear there. Did anyone know about this before?
http://sissixqy.blogbus.com/logs/42808705.html "Rain, not the moon, casts a shadow over Shanghai - But even if it was not directly visible, the eclipse brought its fair ...said the pilots of her Sichuan Airlines flight from Chengdu to ...A group of true eclipse enthusiasts had decided not to leave it to chance. They boarded a specially chartered aircraft in Chongqing and chased the lunar shadow from above the clouds."
Details about the Japanese eclipse flight: http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/2009/06/ana-solar-eclipse-sight-seeing-flight.html 20090609 ANA Solar Eclipse sight-seeing flight ANA on 22JUL09 will operate 1-time only Solar Eclipse observation flight. The Solar Eclipse is due 22JUL09 and can be seen in Japan for the first time in 46 years.ANA is operating a Boeing 777-200 aircraft operating to/from Kagoshima, which lasts approximately 2 hours circling around southern part of Kagoshima, but is subject to change. It will only sell a maximum of up to 193 seats only, mostly window seats for observation purposesKOJ0955 - 1155KOJ 772 (scheduled)
A 4-day trip with SACT (South America Classics Tours), Backnang, Germany. Extended by 2 free additional hotel stays in Shanghai and Beijing - thanks to a thunderstorm in Beijing and courtesy of the stringent regulations of Air China.