Solar Eclipse 2020: 7 Tips to Watch and Capture the Eclipse Safely on Phone or Camera
Solar Eclipse 2020: If you wish to witness this wonder and capture it, you need to take care of a few things.
Solar Eclipse 2020: The first solar eclipse of 2020 is just around the corner. In India, the Annular Solar Eclipse will begin at 9.15 am, on June 21. At 12:10 pm the total Solar Eclipse will reach its peak and will last till 3:04 pm. The solar eclipse will last for the duration of around six hours.
We distinguish annular solar eclipse for its characteristic ring of fire. The Moon gets aligned in such a way that the central part of the Sun gets covered from the Earth's views, leaving only the outer rim, which creates the ring of fire which is also called as an annulus. If you wish to witness this wonder and capture it, you need to take care of a few things.
How to watch Solar Eclipse safely
One should never watch the solar eclipse directly with naked eyes. This exposure to the light can cause blindness and can even damage your eye permanently. To safely witness the solar eclipse, one must wear protective eyeglasses, use binoculars, box projector or a telescope.
Tips for capturing Solar Eclipse by phone or camera
To capture the detailed images of the Annular Solar Eclipse, you can use your smartphone or a DSLR camera, find a location from where you will get a clear view of the eclipse.
Shoot from a telephoto lens to get perfect shots, if you are using a DSLR.
Use a tripod stand to support your camera to get a blur-free eclipse.
To track the Sun during the eclipse and capture the shot just at the right moment, keep a telescope handy with you.
To keep exposures short and set its resolution to the highest level, set your camera's sensitivity to ISO 400.
While shooting the partial eclipse, mount a solar filter in front of your telephoto lens and the telescope's finder scope to safeguard it.
To safeguard your eyes from harmful rays while taking shots buy certified eclipse glasses or wear binoculars.
For a more comprehensive guide on this, please visit Space.com.