Total Solar Eclipse
Taken by Evan Zucker on March 8, 2016 @ Alaska Airlines flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu
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  Camera Used: SONY SLT-A77V
Exposure Time: 1/90
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2016:03:08 17:34:02
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I took photos every 2 seconds beginning 2 minutes before totality and ending 2 minutes after totality. The first photo shows the umbra touching down to Earth in the distance, followed by the diamond ring at second contact, mid-eclipse, and the diamond ring at third contact.
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Did somebody please kiss the pilot?
Having seen the March 7 1970 eclipse from a resort beach on the Atlantic, I know what it looks like to see the shadow of Moon racing across the expanse of beach at you. These are even more stunning.
Posted by tomatomaster 2016-03-09 12:00:41
Wow! What a fantastic location and what a wonderful gesture from your pilot!
Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. They are truly stunning!
Posted by drtimsmith 2016-03-10 02:12:03
Interesting detail: the sun reflection in the cloud, straight below the sun. It is the so-called subsun, which is a halo that is caused by reflection of sunlight at horizontally oriented ice crystals. It disappears at totality, and reappears at the last picture when totality is still going on but the subsun-making clouds are already lit by direct sunlight.
Posted by G Konnen 2016-03-10 02:42:22
Evan, is it possible to stitch, or after process, all your images into an ani-gif, or movie? That would be spectacular!
Posted by oregonrandy 2016-03-10 15:02:45
oregonrandy: A year-and-a-half late I just came across your question. I did in fact create a time lapse of my photos. You can see them here:
Posted by ezucker 2017-09-07 16:23:19
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