The solar eclipse was one of the most anticipated events of 2017. People spent years preparing for it, building spots to watch, buying cameras, and producing glasses that could be used to stare right at the sun.
After all the hype, the eclipse came and went. Unless you were lucky enough to have an extremely powerful camera, any picture you tried to take probably just ended up like this:
Lucky for us, there were a lot of people who DID manage to capture incredible pictures of the eclipse, and believe me when I say they are nothing short of breathtaking.
1. Credit to Lux Obscura (Flickr)
2. Credit to NASA
3. Credit to NASA/SDO
4. Credit to Karl Shakur
5. Credit to Mikey_dude (Reddit)
6. Credit to Bryan Minear
Someone even managed to get a picture from the plane!
7. Babak Tafreshi/National Geographic
8. Credit to Glenn Orzepowski
10. Credit to Jasman Mander
11. Credit to Cursetenj (Reddit)
12. Credit to Andrew Studer
13. Credit to Matipon Tangmatitham
14. Credit to Alex Neises
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16. Credit to Jimmy Chin
17. Credit to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
18. Credit to MTL Blog
19. Credit to Jenny Photographe
20. Credit to Hillary Kennedy
21. Credit to Facetedphoto
So excited to have been able to enjoy the eclipse in the path of totality! My hometown of Greenville, SC was one of the last stops for the eclipse today as it made its way across the US. We flew in late last night to Atlanta and made our way to Greenville with some family VERY early this morning. I was really torn about whether or not to photograph this phenomenon, but after considering it I went for the solar filter and brought my camera along for the ride! It's definitely an experience I will never forget!!! . I'll be sharing my favorite shots from this afternoon. This shows the "diamond ring" effect just as the sun begins to peak out again after the total eclipse. 🌘 . . #popgoesthesun #eclipse #eclipse2017 #solarfilter #canon #eclipsephotography #corona #sunscorona #sunlight #eclipsesc #southcarolina #carolina #greenvillesc #greenvillesouthcarolina #carolinagirl #yeahthatgreenville #greatamericaneclipse #americaneclipse #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #totality #eclipsetotality #solarfilter #downtowngreenville #greenvilleeclipse #southcarolinaeclipse
22. Credit to Roan Pictures
It’s a star-splitter if there ever was one And ought to do some good if splitting stars ’Sa thing to be compared with splitting wood. - Robert Frost (1/3) . . . #thevisualarchive #vscocam #michigansun #igersmichigan #fineart #sonyimages #sonyalphaclub #themoodyvisual #fatalframes #thephotosociety #tcmi #optoutside #eclipse2017 #solareclipse2017 #popgoesthesun #natgeocreative #tonebox #ig_color #heatedtones
23. Credit to Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
24. Credit to Jeff Roberson/AP
25. Credit to Dev Man Photo
26. Credit to Alex Strohl
The moment of totality. Experiencing my first total solar eclipse in the high country of Idaho as I partner with @LandRoverUSA in the new #Discovery. I spent a good chunk of the morning sitting in a meadow, waiting for it to happen. The two minutes where it got completely dark were surreal to say the least. The birds quieted, the sky over the valley below was sunset orange..
27. Credit To Sean Parker Photography
"Totality" - The Great American Eclipse - I don't even know where to begin...it was so surreal. Being under a pitch black sun surrounded in near darkness watching stars suddenly come out in the sky. It was just like a dream and the most incredible thing I've ever seen! I couldn't believe my eyes. Who else got to see totality and can explain it better than me? I'd love to hear what you felt when you saw the moon cross in front on the sun today and where you witnessed the event! - Note: This is a quick edit we took through a @canonusa 6DMKII and Canon 100-400 with a x2 multiplier (no solar filter needed during totality.) If you look closely you can see some of the solar flares at the top and to the right! If you'd like to license my image, please email me!
Did you take the time to watch the solar eclipse?