Nathan writes –

Hello Phillip, I found out about the eclipse on the MAKE blog about an hour before it started. – and I took your suggestion about taking photos.

I made a time lapse of the beginning. I put my Canon A95 on a tripod, and watched the time. I took a photo about every minute, and compiled them into an animated GIF in Photoshop. Unfortunately, flickr doesn’t play the animated GIF correctly, and photobucket won’t let me upload anything larger than 1Meg, so I’m hoping that you could host it for everyone to see.

Here’s more info: I used a 1/10sec exposure with ISO 50, and f8.0. I could only zoom 3x with the A95 though. I cropped and layered the photos together in Photoshop and used the animation tool to align them. I left a 1sec first and last frames, and gave the rest a 0.1 sec delay. enjoy :)