Naked Eye Limit during 03/03/2007 TLE Mark Kidger

 

I attempted to measure sky brightness by estimating the naked eye limiting magnitude through the eclipse using star counts in Area 23 (Corvus). Unfortunately, although the darkening of the sky was spectacularly evident through the eclipse, the presence of haze and increasing amounts of cirrus meant that the experiment was abandoned around totality because the results would have been meaningless.