High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Solar Eclipse Archive

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Eclipse Archive from the National Center for Atmospheric Research is an archive consists of solar eclipse images, which are deemed to be of sufficient quality for research.

Since the photographic era began in the mid 1800s, over 100 total solar eclipses have occurred, and a considerable fraction of which were photographed using telescopes of large focal length. In the late 1960s, Jack Eddy researched, copied, and carefully documented many of the historical eclipse plates. He compiled data for 20 eclipses: those of 1869, 1878, 1889, 1893, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1908, 1918, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1932, 1937, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1966. The copied plates are stored at the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colorado and the digital images are available through this online archive.

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  • Kolinski, Don
    UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1869-08-07T22:01:05
    End:  2009-07-22T02:36:25


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Temporal Range Begin 1869-08-07T22:01:05
Temporal Range End 2009-07-22T02:36:25
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Related Links

Historical Eclipses and the Recent Solar Minimum Corona : An article describing the archive and using the images for scientific study.

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Resource Support Name Kolinski, Don
Resource Support Email kolinski@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory
Metadata Contact Name Don Kolinski
Metadata Contact Email kolinski@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization HAO/MLSO

Author Druckmüller, Miloslav
Judge, Philip G.
Burkepile, Joan
de Toma, Giuliana
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory
Publication Date 2010-03-25
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6348J54
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Metadata Date 2023-02-28T11:35:10
Metadata Record Identifier HAO-solar_eclipse_archive
Metadata Language eng
Suggested Citation Druckmüller, Miloslav, Judge, Philip G., Burkepile, Joan, de Toma, Giuliana. (2010). High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Solar Eclipse Archive. UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6348J54. Accessed 13 April 2024.

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