Solar Total Eclipse 1999
Where to observe in Europe
Given here are the times of Totality, and levels of Eclipse partiality over European sites.
Eclipse partiality: (330 million people will see a partial eclipse)
See eclipse calculation for your own site:
How to take pictures
Warning: never observe without protection filter (density 5) during partial eclipse
During the partial eclipse, looking through the filter, you can use indications given by the exposure meter. During the totality, remove the filter and use several exposure times.
After the totality, remember to protect your eyes again, and also your equipment
A feast for amateur observers and eclipse chasers
Eclipses attract crowds of enthusiastic amateurs, who travel long distances, sometimes to exotic countries. They first discover and then rekindle for professional observers the wonder of the moments of eclipse totality. They come with their friends, equipment and obtain beautiful images useful for scientists, and inspire enthusiasm in those around them. They recall their previous eclipse expeditions with much emotion. The eclipse chasers plan their expeditions long in advance. Some of them can predict their future 10 years in advance: they already know they will be along the path of totality for many of the next eclipses! The enthusiasm of these amateurs generates in those around them a true sense of excitement and adventure of science and space.
But don't forget...
...even if you are doing experiments, to watch the eclipse! It is a wonderful scene and a unique experience, that even the best pictures cannot reproduce.