Eclipse Corona Moonshine
Tom O'Donoghue

Eclipse Corona Moonshine

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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, 72 images of varying exposures are composited to show the huge variation of brightness from the inner Corona out to the dim wispy edges. A 1 second exposure was used to show the Earth shine on the Moon. This is the reflected light from Earth subtly illuminating the face of the Moon. Taken with a Canon 5D Mk3 and a Takahashi FS60 telescope on a Star Adventurer Mount.

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.