A partial eclipse

Once again I’d not paid attention to the news that I would be in the path of a partial solar eclipse. When this happened to me in December I realized two things: first, that without filters photos of the sun are no good, and second, that you can’t use your phone for the landscape because it is too smart to be fooled by bad light. So this time, I set my camera on manual, fixed the aperture and exposure (1/60 of a second and f6.3, if you want to know), so that as the moon passed over the sun, I would be able to record how the landscape darkened.

The eclipse was partial over Mumbai,with a maximum of about 60%. It started at 10:09 AM and was supposed to end at 1:27 PM. As you can see from the time lapse animation above, it got pretty dark at its maximum. Unfortunately, clouds obscured the sun before the eclipse ended, so I just got the first half of the eclipse.