This past week a crowd of 20-30 members of the Mississauga RASC gathered to watch a Partial Solar Eclipse at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. The location that was chosen was at the top of a 60 foot ski hill so as to provide an excellent perspective as the sun set. Despite this detail many of the individuals present decided to carry heavy telescopes and camera equipment up the steep incline (with hopes of not forgetting anything in the car).
The Eclipse began at 5:40 pm and continued through sunset for an (admittedly) very picturesque event. Coincidentally, one of the largest sunspot groupings in 25 years was active the day of the eclipse and provided an added effect for the days observing.
Others decided to observe the eclipse from parts of Ontario not requiring climbing a 60 foot ski hill, and while some of these individuals were rewarded, others missed out on the action due to cloud cover.
Just as quick as the eclipse started, at approximately 6:20pm, with a green flash of the sunset, the crowd dispersed. Below are the images of member submitted photographs from this event (click any image to enlarge).
~ Article By Jo VandenDool ~