This shot of today's solar eclipse and the "diamond ring effect" moment, captured by professional photographer @spoart is the best we've seen!
Full totality....a complete solar eclipse is pretty hard to explain. I'm extremely grateful to have captured this image, in a brief 2 minute and 20 second stretch, I tried to shoot timelapses, videos, drones, etc....but in that fleeting moment when the moon completely covered the sun, I got lost in it all. The sky goes dark, the temperature drops and the stars come out. You literally see stars in the middle if the day. You really feel like the universe and how small we are. We think we know day and night, we see it everyday... but that big ball of fire controls it all....and when the lights go off, you're left in awe.
This shot is of what they call the diamond ring affect. The last fraction of a second before complete totality. All that light channels through the mounds and hills on the surface of the moon and sends out this amazing burst of light. With your naked eye you can see the corona of the sun and if you look really close you can see prominences. Those are the red bits on the bottom part of the sun, which is hot plasma exploding off the surface of the sun.
Sighhh, that was something else. Thank you universe.
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