The Total Solar Eclipse, August 21st 2017 – Idaho, USA

This is an overview of the pictures I took during the total solar eclipse in St Anthony, Idaho, USA, on August 21st 2017. The conditions were close to excellent. No clouds, dry air and fairly good seeing.
We picked a spot not too far from the center line from where the duration of the total eclipse was 2’00”. Far away from the cheering crowds we could experience the eclipse in the middle of the Idaho plains. It was a truly unforgettable experience.
The top half of the picture shows some different stages of the moon covering the sun. The three middle pictures show the moment of (close to) totality.
The bottom half of the picture is an HDR composition with shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000s to 2s, showing the red solar flames, the solar corona and some ‘earth shine’ (sunlight reflected by the earth and shining on the dark side of the new moon)


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