Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Total Solar Eclipse - 11 July 2010

This wide-field shot shows the eclipsed sun and Venus near the end of totality. Mercury is also visible on the original image and was visually visible, but is not visible in this web-scale image. Note the clouds to the left of the sun. These began to interfere with the view just after the end of totality (contact 3).