Julio Vannini


Let's start by saying that we were lucky enough to see the initial part for this event.

Weather has been behaving badly for astronomical adventures these months in the entire Central America region. So we were uncertain about the possibilty of watching the eclipse.

But patience and perseverance paid back to us, at least for a while.

In Nicaragua, amateur astronomers organized local events in their neighborhoods and towns instead of making a one-only event. Amateurs from Leon, Managua, Masaya and Granada were following the wheater development and posting their experiences on Facebook and Twitter.

Franklin Antonio Mejia organized a public event at Ciudad Sandino using a small telescope and binoculars. In Leon, the local astronomer club had a reigning bad weather so they were not able to see it. As for myself, I set up a small observation station at my town's Central Park and was able to see the eclipse from beggining until the initial minutes of totality (before rain began). There were other observers in Masaya and Managua as well. Pictures will be available as they send us their reports.

Please feel free to visit our online gallery of pictures from the event at:

Nicaragua's observing sites: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ungaman/albums/72157658849810468

Eclipse photo gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ungaman/albums/72157659205764885

Timelapse video from Masaya showing the wheater conditions: https://youtu.be/Bl--5QhBPmg

Clear skies!



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    About Me

    Amateur Astronomer from Nicaragua. My main interest is Public Outreach, the Moon and Variable Stars. I am married to Sonia and father to Cesar, Alessandra and Oscar.


    Location:Granada, Granada