Total Solar Eclipse

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Total Solar Eclipse

165.00

21 August 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse. 

15" x 15" - fine art quality paper

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The total solar eclipse is an astronomical event that everyone needs to witness in their lifetime. While solar eclipses happen quite regularly, they only occur in a 50 mile band along the Earth and happen in seemingly random places around the world. Any given location might not see a total solar eclipse for hundreds of years but travelling to one is well within the realm of possibility. 

This photo is from the infamous North American Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017, which was the first total solar eclipse to pass across North America in decades. You can see the pink solar prominences peaking out around the edges of the moon as well as the solar corona fanning out away from the sun. 

There was a lot of preparation to capture this image as there was only 2 minutes and 40 seconds of time from start to finish and there was no condition on which to practice on. The eclipse goes from being the brightest object within a few light years of us to almost total darkness, all within several seconds. The motions needed to be intuitive to make the necessary adjustments to the camera in order to get a successful shot. 

This is one of my personal favorite photos.