Relive solar eclipse in latest ST e-book

The Straits Times' new e-book (right) features more than 50 of the best shots taken of Wednesday's solar eclipse, including those submitted by ST readers. It is available for download from today.
The Straits Times' new e-book (right) features more than 50 of the best shots taken of Wednesday's solar eclipse, including those submitted by ST readers. It is available for download from today.

Singapore and much of South-east Asia were thrilled by a solar eclipse on Wednesday morning.

Thousands of astronomers, veteran skywatchers and ordinary folk alike turned their collective gaze towards the sun.

Photography enthusiasts also had a field morning trying to capture the perfect shot of the phenomenon.

Now, the best photos of the celestial event can be found in The Straits Times' latest e-book titled Solar Eclipse: Relive The Wonder.

The multimedia publication is free for download from today. To get it:


The Straits Times' new e-book (right) features more than 50 of the best shots taken of Wednesday's solar eclipse, including those submitted by ST readers. It is available for download from today.

•Go to the Apple App store on your iPad (it is not available on iPhone) or Google Play Store on your Android tablet or smartphone.

•Type "The Straits Times Star" to search for The Straits Times Star E-books app.

•Download it onto your iPad or Android device.

•Go to "I'm just browsing".

•Get the Solar Eclipse: Relive The Wonder e-book inside.

ST deputy editor Sumiko Tan said that there was a lot of interest in the solar eclipse, and ST's stories, photographs and videos on the phenomenon were widely read and shared.

"People took so many beautiful photos of the event that we thought a compilation into an e-book would make a good keepsake of that magical morning," she said.

The 50-plus specially curated photos include admirable efforts submitted by ST's readers, such as a breathtaking shot, seen from Lower Seletar Reservoir, taken by supply demand executive Cedric Ng, 34.

There is also a video of the various astronomy events held across Singapore, as well as an explainer on the solar eclipse, which will help readers understand the phenomenon better and prepare for the next one.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Relive solar eclipse in latest ST e-book'. Print Edition | Subscribe