Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 - Near Totality

We were on the very southern edge of totality for the eclipse today. It would have been an ideal location, but we ended up with some cloud cover and storms moving in just as we were approaching totality. We still got an incredible experience.

Because of the cloud cover, it was hard to tell at first how much it was darkening because of clouds or the eclipse, then we went from cloud darkness to just beyond sunset darkness in a matter of seconds.  It was freaky and cool because the lighter clouds were to the south, so it looked like the sun had just set in that direction. Just as suddenly, we were back to getting brighter again.

Solar Eclipse 2017 - Sky Near Totality

Even though we didn’t get to see the sun at full coverage, I got plenty of pictures heading into it. The first one is my test shot from this morning with the filter in place. Love the bands of clouds that cross it.

Solar Eclipse 2017 - Morning Test

 

In a way, I am glad we had some clouds because it made for some really interesting images. Some of these just almost look like I took pictures of the moon.

We were under near complete cloud cover at totality and only got another peek or two right after it came back out of it. I had just enough time to grab my equipment to head inside before it started raining. All in all, it was an incredible experience.

Author: TJ Fox

Slightly sane artist, book addict, wife and mother of 3 who is forever rethinking her place in this world.

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