Aug. 11, 1999 Total Solar Eclipse
Elazig, Turkey

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Partial phase sequence and third contact diamond ring. Click on images for enlarged views.

Total eclipse at different exposures. Click on individual images for a larger view.

Enlarged views of prominences

Solar activity at the
time of the eclipse

Observing Site

Turkey Earthquake Information

Within days of the solar eclipse, Turkey suffered a major earthquake, now estimated to be magnitude 7.4 (no, there is NOT any evidence of a link between the two). By good fortune, most eclipse travelers to Turkey had already left the country.

If you are interested in learning details about the earthquake beyond the lightweight coverage in the traditional press, the best information that I have found are the following pages:

Personal Photos and Reports from Other Observers
Locations of the observers are in parentheses.
Copyright 1999 by David A. Kodama, All Rights Reserved