Eclipse Time Lapse

I feel very fortunate that we happened to be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse that took place on Monday, August 21, 2017. With clouds threatening from the north, my fear was that we were in for some very disappointed viewers around our local area. Luckily all was fine and those pesky clouds stayed on the horizon and away from our precious sun and moon! It was definitely one of those moments you'll remember forever; not only the actual event, but also where you were and who you were with.

I wasn't exactly sure at first how I would go about getting a photo of the eclipse without the proper solar filters. All the camera shops within a 90 mile radius were already sold out of said filters so I decided upon a time lapse recording of the landscape and sky without pointing directly at the sun. The camera settings were next to impossible to decide upon! I finally gave up and chose my settings based upon conflicting online information. I can't say that I'm thrilled with the outcome, however it's still fun to have a little something from that monumental experience. (I'll have to brush up on my skills before the next one!) So here it is along with a few photos from my cell phone of the panoramic sunset we had during totality. The next eclipse crossing the United States will happen on April 8, 2024! Will you be in the path of totality? 

 

 Gorgeous 360 degree sunset. I was looking north which isn't normally where we see sunsets! 

Gorgeous 360 degree sunset. I was looking north which isn't normally where we see sunsets! 

 Sunset during totality

Sunset during totality

 Crescent shaped shadows after totality

Crescent shaped shadows after totality