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Beautiful time-lapse of November eclipse

Australian photographer Colin Legg has captured November's full solar eclipse in amazing HD time-lapse.

Australian photographer Colin Legg has captured last November's full solar eclipse in amazing HD time-lapse.

The day of the most recent solar eclipse (14 November) dawned cloudy over much of Australia's populated areas, including the north of Queensland where the best view would be available.

One intrepid photographer, though, was determined to capture it. Colin Legg, who specialises in night and time-lapse photography, went above and beyond to get this amazing footage.

Legg said:

I was fortunate to view the eclipse from "The Granite" in far north Queensland this November. Inspired by Joe Cali's short, but spectacular footage of the 2008 event, I sought a high vantage point to capture the sweep of the shadow. Clear views north and east proved difficult to find, so I had to hike an 850m peak the night before and sleep on a rock ledge.

There are three time-lapses in this short video. The first uses constant exposure and the other two use tracked light in the final two minutes of the second and third eclipse contacts (when the moon is completely inside the sun, and when the moon starts to move out of the sun, respectively). Eclipse Orchestrator software was used to manage the light curve.

You can find more of Legg's gorgeous photography on his Facebook page.

Via apod.nasa.gov