The Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Photographed from cruise ship MS Zaandam, 120 miles off of Mazatlan, Mexico

Approximately 30% partial phase (note large sunspot near center of sun) - 10:18 a.m. Mazatlan time

Approximately 50% partial phase - 10:31 a.m. Mazatlan time

Approximately 70% partial phase - 10:40 a.m. Mazatlan time

Deep partial phase - 10:51 a.m. Mazatlan time

Totality - 11:06 a.m. Mazatlan time

Wide angle during totality - planets Jupiter and Venus are visible to lower left and upper right of eclipsed sun, respectively

Eclipse photo details:
Camera: Nikon CoolPix B500 digital (with solar filter for partial phases)
Focal length: 40X optical zoom lens at various settings
ISO: 800
Exposure: Automatic, -2 stops exposure compensation

Revised: April 20, 2024
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