Zenfolio | RASC Victoria Centre | Total Solar Eclipse 2017 | Totality and the Diamond Ring
Uploaded 23-Aug-17
Taken 21-Aug-17
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Photo Info

Dimensions1354 x 898
Original file size607 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Aug-17 10:18
Date modified23-Aug-17 18:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7200
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)630 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/40 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Totality and the Diamond Ring

Totality and the Diamond Ring

Here we see both totality and the diamond ring together side by side. Approximately 30 seconds seperate these images.

Perceptually the 1 minute and 40 seconds of totality seemed more like 30 seconds. Everything went by quickly.

It started with the temperature chilling down quickly accompanied by a light breeze. We could see everything on the ground outlined in sharp relief. The shadows were eerily sharp.

I could hear the crowd cheering and shouting as we approached the last part of the Sun to be covered by the Moon. I observed the thin crescent that remained through the small solar filtered refractor that I had brought along for myself and the numerous observers on the field.

As the volume of the crowd increased we approached totality with a different perception of our surroundings.

When it was safe to look, after nothing was visible in our solar eclipse glasses we gazed up at the black hole in the sky encircled by a blazing corona.