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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

photo coverage: Partial solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 Philippines

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Thank goodness for the perfect weather this morning, we finally experienced a good view of the partial solar eclipse event that happened awhile ago at 7:51am to 10:14am Manila time.

I went out early and set up my big tripod with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera mounted with a 55mm-200mm Nikkor lens outside the street to capture the rare solar eclipse.

I lost my ND filter lens and I misplaced it somewhere inside the study room, so I went back to my old set up using three kinds of sun glasses as my solar filter to capture the passing of the moon infront of our mighty sun.

Next time, I will super prepare and need to make a good DIY solar filter mount for my lens, its so hard to take photos with these 3 sunglasses because there are times that it creates a ghost illusion of the sun. I will take note of this and prepare for the next solar eclipse on year 2019.

I only covered the start of the partial solar eclipse and the maximum partial solar eclipse. I attempted to capture some videos of it while the event was covered by clouds, but then I noticed that my camera battery is on red mode and I quit my coverage after the maximum eclipse, because the camera almost died on me.

Here are some behind of the scenes of our observation at home.

BEHIND THE SCENE

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Here’s my set up.
Noticed the 3 sunglasses?
Also, Its easy to cover and take photos or video of the astro event with a live LCD view of a DSLR camera, no longer need to squat and view the shot via a view finder.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

My son Ashton is so excited about this event, while observing, we discuss about the passing of the moon and the sun’s changing of shape.

I told him that the sun now looks like Pac-man or a Gyoza.

Ashton wears a sunglasses and quadruple fold of an X-ray film to protect his eyes and also better view of the solar event.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Wife Lace also joined us to view the event
She also made us a nice breakfast hahaha.. thanks mommy

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

My young discoverer requested a photo of him with the clouds and sun.
Thanks to the Asus Zenfone Selfie for the HDR mode

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

I asked my son a selfie with me, but he is so busy observing the partial solar eclipse.
ahhahaha.


PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OBSERVATION
Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

The time of the partial solar eclipse is very accurate, thanks to our experts for providing the accurate details of the event.

Here’s my 1st photo of the sun with the clouds before the partial solar eclipse.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

While I was setting up my camera, I noticed that the moon starts to show up at the right side of the sun.
I started to panic because I need to settle down and make sure all my camera settings are fixed and start to shooting in manual mode.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Minute by minute, the moon started to block the side of our sun

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

I zoom out and see the view of the event in 55mm mode.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Almost near to the maximum partial solar eclipse, I noticed some clouds starts to block my view.
The sky darkened a bit because of the cloud.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Our neighbors passed by my area and asked me if I captured the solar event, since they don’t have their sunglasses, I showed them a captured photo on my camera. They showed some amazement reaction after viewing the photo.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Maximum phase….and some clouds

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

The mid maximum phase of the partial solar eclipse.
Thanks to mother nature for this amazing event.

OTHER PHOTOS
Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

I did some photo experiment, shooting the solar eclipse with some clouds.

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines

And here’s my edited group of photos. Click on the photo to view large version.


Partial solar eclipse March 9 2016 Philippines
click photo for the large version

Thanks for viewing my blog and observation of the partial solar eclipse event.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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