Live blogging of the total solar eclipse in Turkey has ended with the moon now slowly creeping out of the sun. It has been a great total solar eclipse.
Time: 6.58pm (Singapore time)
WOW! Totality! Look at the corona (surrounding the sun). The corona is the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere. Usually during solar minimum, the shape of the corona will be elongated like what we are seeing now.
Time: 6.55pm (Singapore time)
WOW! The diamond ring effect! This effect is caused by the last bit of sunlight shining through valleys on the edge of the Moon.
Time: 6.48pm (Singapore time)
Time: 6.31pm (Singapore time)
Totality is coming!
Time: 6.21pm (Singapore time)
A close-up shot showing the sunspots at the bottom of the sun. Sunspots are cooler regions of the sun. The appearance of these sunspots during the eclipse is a welcome surprise since the sun is in its minimum solar activity (least number of sunspots).
Time: 6.01pm (Singapore time)
The moon covers more of the sun. By now, the sky will get darker as less sunlight gets through.
Time: 5.46pm (Singapore time)
The eclipse is underway! The moon is creeping infront of the sun.
Time: 5.37pm (Singapore time)
The sun before the eclipse. Note the sunspots at the bottom
All images taken from the Exploratorium team's webcast in Side, Turkey.
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