Capturing the eclipse by Alan Dyer
… The challenge is capturing an image of the scene. The problem is not the technical difficulty – you can hand hold your iPhone up to the sky and do the job – but simply remembering to do so.
A total eclipse, even for veteran shadows chasers, is so overwhelming that carefully rehearsed photo plans often go by the wayside as the photographer simply stands slack-jawed in amazement.
Before you know it, totality – which at this eclipse lasts no more than 2 minutes and 40 seconds – ends as sunlight bursts out from behind the Moon in a brillant “diamond ring”.
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Alan Dyer is an astronomy author and astrophotographer in Alberta, Canada.