As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon.

Date and Place: March 29 2006; Side/Colakli, Turkey

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Telescope: Meade ETX90

Exposure: 1/125

Aperture: 14

Film: Kodak EktaChrome E200, ISO 200