I had the pleasure of witnessing the full solar eclipse last week. It was the first full solar eclipse I had seen, and I was really surprised by what a cool experience it was. Seeing the corona of charged particles streaming away from the sun was really neat to see.
Theme: Sun and eclipse
1- This is the sun on May 13th. The sun has been fairly active recently and you can clearly see sunspots. The larger spot is about the size of the earth. I took this image with the sun directly overhear to minimize atmospheric distortion.
2-This is the sun partially eclipsed this evening. You can see that the large sun spots are still there, but they have moved and changed shape and size. You can see that this image is not as sharp as image #1 because it was shot late in the day at a lower angle (through more atmosphere).
3-Maximum extent of the eclipse on May 20th from central CA.