The Total Solar Eclipse of 1999

by Eric Pauer
Outer Corona
The Spectacular Solar Corona during the Total Eclipse of the Sun on August 11th, 1999

On August 11, 1999, I was fortunate to successfully witness the last total solar eclipse of the second millennium from Hungary, in the town of Balatonfüred, on the shore of Lake Balaton.  I have put together this set of web pages to help convey this memorable experience to you.  These pages include a discussion of the eclipse details and why I chose to go to Hungary to view the eclipse, my adventures in Budapest, preparing for the eclipse, my equipment set up, details of the events of eclipse day (with wide and close up photos of the corona as well as frames from my camcorder), and a discussion of various environmental measurements that I made.  I welcome you to check out my experience using the table of contents below.

First Chapter - Eclipse Circumstances and Where to View?

Table of Contents

Eric's 1999 Total Solar Eclipse Home Page
Eclipse Circumstances and Where to View?
Vacation in Budapest
Eclipse Day Eve
Eclipse Day
My Equipment Setup
Planned Environmental Measurements
First Contact and Moon's Shadow
Third Contact and Beyond
Environmental Measurement Results
Additional Video Frames
Additional Eclipse Photos
Eclipse Links

Also check out my 1998 Total Solar Eclipse Page, for pictures and a narrative of my first total solar eclipse which I viewed from the island of Aruba in the Caribbean Sea on February 26, 1998.

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This page was last updated on 23 October 99.

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