Total Solar Eclipse (3/29/2006)

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Our position was ~80km south of Jalu, Libya at a camp set up specifically for the eclipse event. The duration of totality was a little more than 4 minutes. Sky conditions were very good - no clouds and little wind and dust. Prior to the eclipse Venus was clearly visible and shadow bands were visible on the desert sand. A temperature drop from 92°F to 70°F was noted.  For more on the complete trip, here is Jean's write-up.    
Second Contact
Mid-Totality Corona
Coronal Streamers
Third Contact

Eclipse video on Google Video
Calculated Sun/Moon Positions
Eclipse Video
Shadow Effects
Sun/Moon Positions

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