"South Pacific Eclipse"

Andrew Buckland

Jerry Workman gave us an informative talk about his visit to see the total eclipse in French Polynesia on the 11th July 2010.

Jerry's talk covered his post eclipse visit to Easter Island and he gave an interesting description of the Moai and other geological and meteorological aspects of this isolated island.

His talk then moved on to describe his stay in Tahiti and visit to the island of Moorea.

The talk finished with his description of the eclipse itself, viewed from the Hao coral atoll located 600 miles east of Tahiti. Jerry was able to get good shots of the build-up to totality and all of the stages of totality apart from the third contact diamond ring where the cloud intervened.

Jerry's next astronomical visit is to view the transit of Venus in June 2012.

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