Mathias' Blog

Occasional musings and technical posts…

15 Oct 2023

Annular eclipse

This weekend, an annular eclipse passed directly over Albuquerque, and it was quite a sight! The weather was beautiful, and there were only a few high, wispy clouds in the sky.

While I didn’t try to take any direct photos of the eclipse with my phone, NASA did have a nice live stream, which included views from Albuquerque starting about 1:05:00 in the video:

I did take some photos of the projection of the eclipse through the leaves of the trees in my backyard:

Projection of annular eclipse

Projection of annular eclipse

And here’s what the power production of my solar array was on the 14th – can you guess when the eclipse occurred? (The curve is power production from the preceding day.)

Solar power production

Solar power production on the 14th