Total Solar Eclipse



I took this at Rexburg, Idaho. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun and cuts off all direct rays of sunlight from the observer. Solar prominences (in red) are faintly seen at approximately the 12:00 and 3:00 positions. Bright (white) coronal filaments appear around the occulted sun disk. At the lower left of the eclipse is the star Regulus.

Technical Information    
Date:             August 21, 2017
Location:       Rexburg, Idaho
Camera:        Nikon D300 on a tripod
Filters:           Orion Solar Filter
Exposure:      1/15th sec. at f/5.6; ISO 200; 300mm focal length