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Solar eclipse photos keep coming, and they’re awesome

Wow. The solar eclipse photos from last Saturday (October 14, 2023) still haven’t stopped coming in. Here are a few more great ones! Thanks to all who contributed to EarthSky Community Photos!

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Solar eclipse photos in composites

Solar eclipse photos: A bright ring surrounded by different phases of an eclipsed sun.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | How about this composite image by Dana Fahntrapp, from San Angelo, Texas? So beautiful! Thank you, Dana.
solar eclipse photos: A multitude of yellow solar eclipse images along the diagonal.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Charlie Favret in Medina, Texas, took these images of the eclipse and wrote about the process: “The morning started off cloudy at sunrise. Luckily the skies cleared up 10 minutes before 1st contact between the moon and the sun. The full range of the eclipse fit within the field of view of a 17mm lens on an Olympus EM-5 (equivalent to 38mm lens). It is 53 exposures at a 3 and 1/2 minute interval and maps out the graceful movement of the moon and the sun through the sky.” Thank you, Charlie!
15 shapes of the sun, all of them in orange tones. All of them are put together in a wavy line.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Maynor Mijangos in Peten, Guatemala, shared these photos of the eclipse during its different phases, and put them into this cool shape! Thank you, Maynor.

The ring of fire

Orange ring with some little flames coming out ou it.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Alan Howell from Albuquerque, New Mexico, took this photo in Mariposa Basin Park during the maximum annularity and wrote: “What an incredible adventure! It took months of planning, gear testing, software and equipment training, booking flights and hotels, car traveling, weather forecast monitoring, and location scouting to produce this colorized H-alpha image of the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse, showing prominences … This was certainly one of the most challenging and rewarding astrophotography images I’ve taken.” No doubt why … Very well done!
Pale yellow ring, a tiny bit bigger on the left side.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Check this wonderful photo by Charlie Seligman in Harper, Texas … Great moment! Thanks, Charlie!

Indirect viewing, and solar binoculars

A woman with long brown hair in front of a triangular wood object that creates a crescent shape.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Abigail Hart from Austin, Texas, enjoyed using this cool Sunspotter telescope during maximum eclipse. Thanks, Abi!
Boy on dark T-shirt and shorts looking through solar binoculars.
This young astronomer in Austin, Texas, is using solar binoculars, especially designed for watching eclipses and tracking sunspots. See the crescent suns at his feet?

Solar eclipse photos of stunning landscapes

A chain of mountains around a water surface. There is another mountain in the middle of the immage, surrounded by water. There is a grey sky covered in clouds. There are some bright areas in the sky, one of them reflects in the water, creating a crescent shape.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Andrea Boyle at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, took this photo on Saturday, October 14, 2023, and wrote: “Eclipse reflection in Crater Lake. This was such a lucky shot as the cloud cover was too heavy to directly photograph the annular eclipse. However, the clouds provided a “pinhole” effect 3 minutes past totality as the moon’s shadow was passing out of the sun and into a crescent phase.” Thank you, Andrea. Wow! See that bright crescent shape in the water, next to the mountains in the background? That’s the eclipse displayed on the water.
Mountain in the foreground with sharp red peaks. Orange horizon. 13 shapes for the eclipse at top right. They go from full orange sphere, to an orange ring, then a black sphere and back to orange ring and sphere.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Christine Ho at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, created this composite image and wrote: “I visited Bryce Canyon at Sunset Point with my mom and 5 other photographer friends on October 14, 2023, for the annular solar eclipse. I hiked down the Navajo Trail for the ‘blue hour’ foreground scene. Then hiked back up to join my mom and friends for photographing the entire eclipse event, from start to finish. The skies were mostly clear, but we had some thin clouds around totality time. Thankfully, the clouds did not ruin our photos and our ability to see the eclipse with our eclipse glasses.” Thank you, Christine!
Wall of bricks in the foreground with a big hole in the middle. Different shapes for the eclipse are located in the middle of this hole.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Smita Parida in Mountainair, New Mexico, shared this composite image with us of the eclipse and wrote: “I wanted to capture a sense of peace with the progression of the eclipse. Quarai ruins are part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico. Later that day I was invited to join a group of people holding a fiesta in their church who said their ancestors were buried on the grounds there and had so many stories to tell!” That is a doubly interesting experience, thank you Smita!
Landscape with mountains and peaks and some trees at the left side. There are 17 different shaped for the eclipsed sun from bottom left to top right.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Justin Maune at Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah, took this photo on Saturday, October 14, 2023, and wrote: “Traveled from California to see the ring of fire in totality. 700 miles [1,100 km] each way.” What an adventure! Thank you, Justin.

Family fun

Two people holding a small dog, all wearing eclipse glasses.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Christy Lau in Claremont, California, wrote: “Teresa, David and Tom enjoying the eclipse …” Thanks, y’all!
Man and woman, in an open field, wearing eclipse glasses. The sky looks cloudy and grey, but there are some areas without clouds.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jean K. sent in this shot from Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve in Utah. Thank you, Jean!

Partial solar eclipse photos

A partially eclipsed sun, above clouds. There are some clouds below and a red haze.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Many who were not in the path of annularity could still enjoy a partial eclipse. Helio C. Vital in Araruna, Paraíba, Brazil wrote: “A few minutes before setting, the eclipsed sun was about to hide behind distant clouds hovering over the western horizon.” Thanks, Helio!
Yellow sphere for the sun with a black sphere for the moon blocking part of the sun. There are 2 black dots on the sun surface.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Did you know? There were some sunspots visible on the sun’s surface. Michael Flynn in Pine Mountain Club, Kern County, California, captured 2 of them. Thank you, Michael!
Yellow sphere with the top right blocked by a black figure. There are 2 black dots on the yellow sphere.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Doug Short in Clermont, Florida captured this photo of the partial eclipse, including the sunspots. Thank you, Doug!
Orange sphere with the bottom right blocked by a black figure. The orange sphere has 2 black dots.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | William Gaudet in southern New Hampshire took this photo and wrote: “Clouds cancelled the rest of our show. This was the last good one, about a half-hour before maximum eclipse (expected maximum 18% for southern NH).” Thank you, William. You made it to our gallery!

Fun on campus

A crowd of people on a college campus, many wearing eclipse glasses.
Emily Howard of McDonald Observatory – whose administrative offices are on the University of Texas campus, in Austin, Texas – reported in on a campus eclipse-watching event. “Good energy in the crowd. Estimated 5000+ showed up,” she wrote. Thanks, Emily!

More ways to see the eclipse

The shadow of a colander on the floor. There are tens of tiny circles inside the colander shadow.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Apart from solar filters and eclipse glasses, there are other methods to see a solar eclipse. Kim Moss-Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, took this photo and wrote: “I intended to do this ‘pinhole camera’ trick with a colander in 2017 (a total solar eclipse) but forgot to! So I was thrilled to see the colander make terrific, clear images of the partial eclipse AND annularity (pictured)!” See? How cool, thank you Kim!
A shadow with the shape of a ruler in the floor. There are 2 bands of tiny crescents in the shadow.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Check out this curious photo! Louis Kennedy in Tijeras, New Mexico, captured the eclipse through a roadside sign post along Route 66. Wow! Thank you, Louis.

Bottom line: Solar eclipse photos from last Saturday (October 14, 2023) are still coming in. Here are more great ones. Thanks to all who contributed to EarthSky Community Photos!

October 20, 2023
Human World

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