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CHAmois Picture of the Month


Each month a different image or photograph of the CHAmois club is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a member. Click on the small image below to see it full size.

June 2003

Annular Eclipse
Annular Eclipse
Photo: Stuart Lowe

Explanation: On 31st May 2003 there was an annular eclipse of the Sun; this is when the Moon is further away than its average distance of 385,000km and looks smaller than the Sun leaving a "ring of fire". The best place to see the eclipse was northern Scotland which nicely coincided with the Spring Bank Holiday meet. This month's picture shows Toby Harling on the summit of Sgurr an Airgid (841m), at sunrise, watching the eclipse as the Sun and Moon rose in the north-east.

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