Slideshow The solar eclipse over UW-Madison

August 21, 2017 By Jeff Miller

The moon passed in front of the sun Monday for a maximum 85 percent solar eclipse. Here it is as seen from the Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A total solar eclipse was visible, for the first time in almost 100 years, along a coast-to-coast path across the middle of the United States from Oregon to the Carolinas.

This time-lapse view was captured with an iPhone attached to a solar-filtered telescope.  The position of the sun and moon appears to pass through the telescope’s lens objective because the earth is rotating in relation to the objects in the sky. (By Jeff Miller )

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