Album: solar-eclipse-1999

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All these people want to see the solar eclipse at the planetarium of Bangalore. The crowd is waiting for the solar eclipse. Many astronomers brought their telescopes. The telescope reflects the sun to the piece of paper. When the moon is obscuring the sun totally, you can see the protuberances on the sun's surface. The two-wheeler parking lot is packed. These guys hope to have a better view from the roof of their bus. The clouds are gathering. It doesn't look good. Still about 20 minutes to go... The president of the local astronomy is answering questions for TV. A lot of people build their telescopes themselves. A close-up of the self-made telescope. Always handy are proper tools to fix any problems: a hammer and pliers. image13

Michael Prümm