The Total Solar Eclipse of 1999
by Eric Pauer
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.
Chapter - Eclipse Circumstances and Where to View?
Table of Contents
1999 Total Solar Eclipse Home Page
Eclipse Circumstances and
Where to View?
Vacation in Budapest
Eclipse Day Eve
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
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.
This page was last updated on 23 October 99.
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