Allentown School District (ASD) Planetarium: 1994 Annular Eclipse
El Paso, Texas, May 10, 1994
ABOVE: Setting up (left) and photographing the annular eclipse of May 10, 1994 near
El Paso, TX. Your escort for the '98 eclipse, Gary A. Becker, is a vetern of six central
solar eclipses. About 12 hours later, an intense storm dropped nearly one foot of
hail near here. Yes, we were lucky. Hundreds of annular eclipses are being made by
tiny "pinholes" created by the leaves of a tree. Photography is courtesy of Adam R. Jones.
BELOW: A young Mike Stump of Allentown, PA (now a freshman astronomy major at Villanova
University) safely views a telescopically projected image of the eclipsed sun, while
solar images like the one on the right, were recorded by Becker using the equipment
seen in the first two photos.