2017 The Great American Eclipse

 On 08/21/2017, I got to experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. I didn't even have to travel for it. I witnessed 2 minutes and 11 seconds of totality in my own backyard with 13 of my family and friends. High thin clouds did not diminish the visual spectacle, however it did interfere with some of my photographic goals. Nontheless, I am quite proud of the following photos and video.

The Diamond Ring Effect

Baily's Beads and Chromosphere

Solar Prominences


I hope you enjoy the following time-lapse video: 3 hours compressed into less than 1 minute 30 seconds. The video works very well on mobile devices, but REALLY needs to be viewed on a larger screen. Also, it is best viewed with the sound on and in full screen mode (click on the 4 arrows to the left of the "vimeo" logo).




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