Total Solar Eclipse 1999
See also the twenty second dawn
|First contact - the moon begins to move across the sun.
The light becomes progressively more eerie as the crescent of the sun narrows.
|A wide-angle shot
Almost gone, the sun allows us one last clear view before...
|Just before totality, the sun vanishes behind a wall of cloud
A veil of blackness draws rapidly over the French cornfields
|A shot towards the east reveals the still lit distant horizon
Panning towards our van...
|The van. The brightest lights are the TV monitor and the step light
As daylight returns, at 1600 miles per hour...
(see The Twenty Second Dawn)
|Still an odd twilight for midday...