On April 8, 2005 the ETSU Mathematics Department lead an expedition to Buck's Pizza to observe the hybrid eclipse of 2005. All ETSU math graduate students were invited, along the Math Department as a whole and the public at large (with an announcement on the NPR station WETS).
It looked very grim at around 5:15, but by 5:50 or so, the clouds broke and the partial eclipse was visible! By 6:10, the first good view was seen on the projection of Dr. Bob Gardner's 1977 60mm telescope, and appeared as follows:
Another view of the eclipse was provided by a break in the clouds at around 6:15:
The expedition was attended by several patrons of Buck's Pizza, some listening to WETS radio, and various Buck's Pizza clientele. Here we see two Buck's patrons enjoying the eclipse:
This eclipse represents a rare "hybrid eclipse" which is, in part annular, and in part total. Check out the Sky and Telescope webpage at Sky and Telescope
For a detailed map of this event, see: the U.S. Naval Observatory's map
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