Solar Eclipse from Parkes - 4 December 2002

Solar Eclipse from Parkes
4 December 2002.

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An Eclipse during a Dust Storm

Right on schedule at 7:13 pm (AEDT), the Moon began to move across the face of the Sun. As if on cue, high winds kicked up a dust storm that softened the light. The winds caused the telescope to wind park, creating the perfect setting.

About a minute before it set, the eclipsed Sun was almost lost in the thick dust at 8:00 pm (AEDT).

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