Faroe Islands. 09:42am. The solar eclipse is about to reach totality. the last rays of the sun and the moon moves across the sun. A last ray called the “diamond ring” and the moon’s shadow bathes photographers from around the world in complete darkness. The day turns night in the midst of morning. But the from one moment to the next a thin circle of light appears around the moon … the corona becomes visible to the bare eye.
Most photographers have to be careful not to miss these moments while they are busy taking pictures and adjusting their camera to cope with fast changing light situations. From time to time the photographers watch up to the sun to enjoy this rare moment. a cosmic spectacle, that happens exactly on spring equinox and in conjunction with a super moon. It can to be seen on only it two locations around the world on land. The Faroe Islands and Spitzbergen.
The Faroe Islands – voted the number one travel destination 2015 by the renowned National Geographic Magazin – are stunningly beautiful even on one of the 300 annual rainy days. On the Faroe Islands live more sheep that human beings.
The pictures show some of the impressions during our short stay of only two days. I visited the Island with my daughter who can be seen on one of the pics with our four cameras. All cameras are equipped with home made filters to protect them from the dangerous sun light.
The one photo of the sun is just included to show the visibility of solar winds.
I hope you enjoy the pictures of Faroe Islands and the total solar eclipse.
P.S. Some of the best pictures of the solar eclipse were taken by my daughter who’s website you can find here