Partial solar eclipse from Madeira


Frank Hartles

Funchal, Madeira

Nikon D200 DSLR, Nikkor 70-300 @ 300mm, 1/8000sec @ f45,ISO 100 + sunglasses!

The Hybrid Solar Eclipse of on 3rd November 2013 was seen as a partial eclipse from Funchal on the isle of Madeira. Relaxing on holiday, I had not seen mention of the eclipse until the Sunday morning and I was rather ill prepared, although very excited to be in the right place at the right time but with not quite the right kit! However hazy cloud and a very dark pair of sunglasses as an improvised ND filter enabled me to get the shot albeit with some loss in image quality. Next time I’ll slip a pack Baader safety film inside my copy of Sky at Night!