Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

All about Astronomy, Space and my Travels on Planet Earth!!! Hope you enjoy the experience!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


The Total Solar Eclipse of 22nd July 2009 was a spectacular event and here you can see the pictures of the event at totality when the sun was covered completely by the moon and the otherwise invisible corona glowed softly from behind the moon. The pictures were taken with a Pentax MZ-5 camera with a Sigma 600mm mirror lens and Kodak 400 ISO print film for an exposure of one second. The observation site was at the Xi Xi Wetlands National Park near Hangzhou, China. Pictures by Aadil Desai of the Amateur Astronomers' Association (Bombay).