Aurora borealis and partial solar eclipse

Tuesday 17th of March was great day for night sky photographers in whole northern hemisphere. Activity spike of the sun was known in advance, so I had my camera gear ready. Janne had our better 7D camera with him in Israel, so I used our nearly 11 year’s old 10D camera. It has lots of dead red pixels, so I had to clean images quite a lot.


On Friday 20th of March was suns turn to be photogenic. In our region partial solar eclipse was 80%. During eclipse weather become clearly colder and windier. Light was very odd and all colors looked fainter.
These photographs have been taken trough telescope using Astro Solar protective film over telescopes main lens.

It was possible to observe sun also with simple devices that used principles of camera obscura.

Light that went through fingers also formed images of crescent shaped sun.

H.A.