The Solar Eclipse

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Betsy and I had ringside seats for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Crossville was in the zone of totality, and it was a very big deal as you can see from the t-shirt My Beautiful Bride is wearing.

Clouds were forecast for the afternoon of the big event, but they fortunately stayed away enough for us to enjoy the show. It was quite an experience to see the moon start to block out the sun.

In some ways I wish I had better camera equipment, but I was delighted to get the pictures that I did get.

It was truly amazing to see the sun becoming a smaller and smaller sliver of light.

Then the sun was completely covered. It became night as solar lights came on and birds stopped their singing. I was able to capture the sun’s corona shining around the moon.

As the sun began to emerge from behind the moon I was able to capture a ‘diamond ring’. That was really a special moment for me.

As the moon continued to move away, a sliver of sun appeared in the sky.

As the moon moved even more, the sun became a crescent.

Our world got lighter as more of the sun became visible. Soon the magical once-in-a-lifetime event was over.

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11 Responses to “The Solar Eclipse”

  1. kim blades, writer Says:

    Hello. You don’t need better camera equipment. These photos are fantastic and very professional looking.

  2. dayphoto Says:

    WOW! That diamond ring photo is stunning!!!

  3. rhiebert Says:

    You got great pictures. We only saw a partial eclipse, but even that was special.

  4. Betsy Adams Says:

    What a marvelous day we had on August 21st –right here at home…. WOW—such great memories… Great photos, Honey… I do so love that Diamond Ring.


  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    George, I don’t think you need better camera equipment at all! These are perfect, and i love seeing the entire thing in order. I haven’t seen a better series of it anywhere! You got amazing detail and clarity.

  6. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Excellent photos, George! We only had a view of the partial eclipse.

  7. diane Says:

    What a magical experience and excellently caught on camera.

  8. Jeevan Says:

    Spectacular indeed! Excellent series of capture on the occurrence and I’m glad you able to experience and shoot the full solar eclipse.

  9. Rajesh Says:

    Amazing captures of eclipse.

  10. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Those are great. Thank you for sharing them. We had clouds at our location during totality, but we experienced the darkness and the 360 degree sunrise. Amazing!!!

  11. Sartenada Says:

    Wow. I love the first photo. Solar Eclipse photos are stunning. I am amazed how excellent photos You have taken.

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