Imaging the 2023-10-14 Solar Eclipseby Ray Patrick (other posts)
An annular solar eclipse was visible from my house today, giving me an excellent opportunity for some amateur solar astronomy. I built a simple pinhole camera out of a cardboard box and some white paper:
This produced a shadowbox image of the eclipse:
I also set up my phone to record a timelapse of the eclipse:
I began the first timelapse at 09:41, when the eclipse looked like this:
Each timelapse was about 20 minutes of real time. After the first shot, I rearranged the viewer and phone and went for the next one:
The final shot included totality at 10:36. Note how the image of the eclipse rotates with the earth!