2017 Solar Eclipse

A composite time-lapse of the August 2017 solar eclipse over North America

The eleven merged photographs span 77 minutes, from shortly after first contact until totality, of the solar eclipse on 21 August 2017. High, wispy clouds are slightly visible in the 5th and 7th exposures.

I took the photos near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, using a Sony RX100; deconstructed eclipse glasses served as a makeshift solar filter. The final, unfiltered frame is a 1/60 second exposure at f/5.6, ISO 125.


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