Eclipses: English version - Total Solar Eclipse August 1, 2008, Siberia
2008 AUGUST 1st
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
SIBERIA, ALTAJ TERRITORY, BARNAUL
ECLIPSE OBSERVATION BY ALBERTO AIOSA
The siberian city of Barnaul has been chosen as observation site, north of Kazakhstan border and Altaj Mountains, because close to the eclipse center line and a main airport.
The expedition has been promoted and organized by Roman Amateur Astronomers Group Hipparcos of Via Nomentana n. 175 and his chief Dott. Maurizio Chirri. The travel program includes an extension to visit the Bajkal lake area, about 1500 km east, for his natural and geological interest.
Geographic coordinates and eclipse Local Times at observation site are as follow:
Latitude: 53° 25' N
Longitude: 83° 45' E
Beginning of the partial eclipse (B.P.E.): 16:44:59
Beginning of the total eclipse (B.T.E.): 17:47:32
End of the total eclipse (E.T.E.): 17:49:48
End of the partial eclipse (E.P.E.): 18:48:18
Totality Duration: 2' 15,5"
|BEFORE THE ECLIPSE|
FIRST PARTIAL PHASE
Time values marked on the photos have been given by the internal clock of the digital camera, but a correction has been applied comparing with another clock synchronized by Frankfurt time station, Germany.