On the morning of November 14, captured from a hilltop some 30 miles west of the outback town of Mount Carbine, Queensland, the Moon’s umbral shadow tracked across northern Australia before heading into the southern Pacific. Image credit: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography) Used with permission.
A series of exposures follows the progress of the total solar eclipse in this dramatic composite image.
The sequence begins near the horizon. The Moon steadily encroaches on the reddened face of the Sun, rising as the eclipse progresses. At the total phase, lasting about 2 minutes for that location, an otherwise faint solar corona shimmers around the eclipsed disk. Recorded during totality, the background exposure shows a still sunlit sky near the horizon, just beyond a sky darkened by the shadow of the Moon.
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