Images from the Great American Eclipse

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This nice setup was from the beginning of the eclipse from Ridgewood Ranch Observatory, location not specified. // Jerry King
It's the morning after the big event, and images are already coming in. Here are a few of the early birds.

If you took an image you're proud of, please send it to It might appear in a blog or an online gallery, and we might publish it in the magazine. You never know.

Now, how long until the next total solar eclipse?  Wink

This image comes from one of the largest gatherings of people, which took place at Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska. // Chuck Bigger

The diamond ring blazes forth during the eclipse. A special filter added the spikes. // Robert Simpson

The flash spectrum, which imagers capture either just before second contact or just after third contact, requires an additional accessory called a diffraction grating to create an image like this one. // Ken Wilson
The spectacular corona of the Sun shone forth for a maximum of 2 minutes 40 seconds August 21. // Damian Peach

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