Eclipse 2017 Linear Composite
Tom O'Donoghue

Eclipse 2017 Linear Composite

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On the 21st of August 2017, there was a Total Solar Eclipse visible only in a 100km wide band across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. I travelled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to be in the shadow of the eclipse as it passed by at 1100kph.

A total solar Eclipse occurs about once a year, and it's the perfect alignment of the Moon passing in front of the Sun. This movement blocks out the Sun's light from a few seconds up to 7 mins. This eclipse lasted just 2mins 19s from my location on the day.

In this photo, I combined images taken throughout the few fleeting minutes of the eclipse. The composite shows the last slivers of Sunlight shrinking down to Bailys beads, then as Totality begins, the Chromosphere, and Solar Corona become visible. As the eclipse ends, the effects play out in reverse, as the Sun shines again through the Moons edges all too soon.

Note: All our prints are printed on Baryta 325g Paper, which is an excellent paper for framing. The paper is a gloss type, which gives very vivid colour views.