The Moon and Sun two weeks before the 2017 solar eclipse

Two weeks before the moon will eclipse the sun, the moon was partially eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow

I had to turn around, when the road to my observing location was blocked, then I rushed to another spot, to find clouds on the horizon blocking the view for quite a while. But finally the still eclipsed moon emerged from the clouds and I was able to take some quick shots.

I used my 80mm refractor and a 300mm lens for the images.

I slowed down a lot of bikers, because they thought my setup was a speed camera…

Earlier Today I took an image of the sun using the D750 and the 127mm refractor, using a 2x teleconverter and the ND3.8 Baader Solar Film:

this is a crop of the image above:

I am wondering if any spots will be around for the eclipse…

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