I made the trip down to #Silverton, #Oregon to view today's solar #eclipse in #totality. I took over 1300 photos in a time lapse sequence that will take me a while to sift through. Here are a few of them, including two from totality, one that has the "diamond ring" where the sun begins to peek out from the trailing end of totality.
This was my first total eclipse in person, and it is truly #surreal. Just before totality, everything falls silent. The sky quickly fades from the color of a dim, white fluorescent bulb to a twilight that looks like the sun has just set, but in all directions. Then the #corona springs to life in fiery trails millions of miles long. Finally, the "diamond ring" flares from the backside of the corona as the grand finale. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that was well-worth the trip. - Russ Alman, World Social Media Manager
#diamondring #aweinspiring #solareclipse