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See it! Photos of October 23 solar eclipse

Favorite photos of the beautiful partial solar eclipse on October 23. 2014. Thank you to all who submitted to EarthSky.org or posted at EarthSky Facebook or G+.

Doug Waters caught the October 23 partial eclipse from Atlantic Beach,  North Carolina.

Doug Waters caught the October 23 partial eclipse from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Thank you, Doug.

Jim Nista created this nice solar eclipse composite after shooting at Huntington Beach Pier, south of Los Angeles.  He wrote,

Jim Nista created this nice solar eclipse composite after shooting at Huntington Beach Pier, south of Los Angeles. He wrote, “Composite image with 2 different exposure settings. Sun was shot with a series of ND filters layered on the end of the lens to allow capturing the eclipse without glare.”

October 23, 2014 partial solar eclipse by Danny Crocker-Jensen

October 23, 2014 partial solar eclipse by Danny Crocker-Jensen in Wardsville, Missouri. The large dark spot on the sun is called AR 2192. AR stands for “active region.” This area on the sun has produced many M-class flares and at least one X-class flare this week.

Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, NM wrote,

Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, NM wrote, “I had no idea how the partial eclipse would manifest itself. Until I looked at the series of images I had taken and saw that the Moon ‘s shadow essentially ‘rolled around’ the edge of the sun. In this composite the occultation moves from right to left.”

October 23 partial solar eclipse from Jennifer Rose Lane in West Virginia.

October 23 partial solar eclipse from Jennifer Rose Lane in West Virginia.

A partially eclipsed sun sets over the skyline of Saint Louis, Missouri by Kevin Palmer Photography

A partially eclipsed sun sets over the skyline of Saint Louis, Missouri by Kevin Palmer Photography

Sunset partial solar eclipse, with sea birds, from the beach in Englewood, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  Photo by K. King.

Sunset partial solar eclipse, with sea birds, from the beach in Englewood, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by K. King.

GregDiesel Landscape Photography caught this interesting shot of the eclipse from the Oregon Inlet, Outer Banks, North Carolina

GregDiesel Landscape Photography caught this interesting shot of the eclipse from the Oregon Inlet, Outer Banks, North Carolina

October 23 partial solar eclipse by Mikael Linder in Brownsville, Texas

October 23 partial solar eclipse by Mikael Linder in Brownsville, Texas. You can also also see the large sunspot known as AR 2192.

Dale Forrest caught the eclipse from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, North Carolina

Dale Forrest caught the eclipse from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, North Carolina

Julie Gartman wrote,

Julie Gartman wrote, “Feeling disappointed that I hadn’t been able to see/capture the eclipse, I began to wander about. And this is what I was doing while the eclipse was going on. Much to my surprise, the eclipse can be seen IN MY HAND! Woohoo! Photo taken in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on the Albemarle Sound.”

Judy Sutton wrote,

Judy Sutton wrote, “I was so pleased the weather was great for the partial eclipse tonight. The rays from the Sun and colors are awesome. The sky is such a glorious thing to see.”

Brian Brace in Broomfield, Colorado said,

Brian Brace in Broomfield, Colorado said, “The clouds blocked a good portion of the partial solar eclipse for myself. After looking at the photos on a large screen, I’m glad i didn’t stop the camera when i could barely see the sun behind the wall of clouds.” Thanks, Brian.

Solar eclipse through thin clouds by Carl Galloway in Indiana.  Thanks, Carl.

Solar eclipse through thin clouds by Carl Galloway in Indiana. Thanks, Carl.

Mike Gifford in northern California created this composite of the October 23 partial solar eclipse.

Mike Gifford in northern California created this composite of the October 23 partial solar eclipse. Notice the large sunspot, AR 2192.

For Space weather followers, this is eclipse from NOAA GOES 15 SXI. GOES West. SXI= Solar X-ray Imager.  Via our friend Kelly Schenk on Facebook.  Thanks, Kelly.

For Space weather followers, this is eclipse from NOAA GOES 15 SXI. GOES West. SXI= Solar X-ray Imager. Via our friend Kelly Schenk on Facebook. Thanks, Kelly.

Deborah Byrd

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