The Eclipse - August 11, 1999

In August 1999, we flew to Germany to watch the long awaited and much anticipated total eclipse of the sun. Neither one of us had ever seen a total solar eclipse and we were very much looking forward to it. Unfortunately the weather was not very cooperative and we were not able to see the full phase. In any case, it was very interesting.

Trying to find the sun through the cloud cover

As clear as it got

As close to seeing the corona as we got

Here's a real corona picture. Courtesy of Ulrich Kiefer