Eclipse Section        


January 17, 2020

Request for Images/Observations

Eclipse observing reports are being accepted regarding the following:

Annular Solar Eclipse of December 26, 2019. Total annularity was visible in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, southern India, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines and Guam. A partial eclipse was visible in small parts of Eastern Europe, much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of January 10, 2020 visible in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Greenland.

Reports should include the following data:

    Observer’s name and exact location of the observation (latitude and longitude are also helpful).
    Date and time (in Universal Time, if possible) of the various “eclipse contacts”. First contact occurs when the partial phase of the eclipse begins; second contact is when a total or annular phase begins; third contact is when the total or annular phase ends; and fourth contact occurs when the partial phase ends.
    Instrumentation (if used) details including scope type, focal length, aperture (inches or mm), filter details (if used), webcam or ccd device details (brand and model), software details (capture and processing programs).
    Sky conditions including seeing (steadiness) and transparency.
    Personal comments about what was observed at various stages of the eclipse.

We ask that all reports be sent as soon as possible and no later than February 1 to ALPO Eclipse Section Acting Coordinator Keith Spring at either and, or 2173 John Hart Circle, Orange Park, FL 32073.

All reports will be used as part of the next comprehensive eclipse report to be published in the ALPO quarterly journal in March of this year.


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