Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Found a Diamond Ring in the Sky

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Fairfield Glade was in the path of totality during the eclipse on August 21, 2017, and Betsy and I were really looking forward to experiencing a total eclipse from our own yard.  The only potential problem was that cloudy skies were expected to move in at about the time the eclipse was to reach totality.

One of the things we were told to look for was the ‘diamond ring’ that occurs when the sun starts to reappear from behind the moon.  The clouds came as expected as you can see in the photo above, but if you use your imagination you can also see a diamond ring.

16 comments:

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Not much imagination required here. You did a fabulous job with this shot!

Jeevan said...

Wow! Absolutely brilliant shot and timing with the diamond ring - which is apparent.

Congrats George

Betsy Adams said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture... WOW----Right after totality, when that diamond ring appeared, that was the most awesome sight of all.... Ah Heck, this entire experience was fabulous.... Thanks for sharing....

Love,
Wifey

LV said...

Another master piece. We could not see much in Texas. This is definitely a diamond ring in the sky,

Ruth Hiebert said...

Amazing capture. Yes,the diamond ring is easy to see.

The Furry Gnome said...

I thought it was a ring until I remembered that you'd be near the totality shadow.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It happened before the clouds covered it, YEAH!! Wow, this is a perfect and perfectly impressive picture!! I bet you needed tons of set-up and special equipment, but it was really worth it!! Of course I see the ring!

krishna said...

Wow!! you got to see the corona!!! Luck you...
Love the picture..

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Terry and Linda said...

Stunning!!! Really cool!

L. D. said...

You did capture a wonderful memory. We didn't get that total eclipse so the diamond almost looked like a full sized sun. You needed special lens to see that it was 93 percent covered.

Linda said...

Oh, that is a fabulous shot!

Elizrd bth Speaks said...

gorgeous header shot!! awesome. love this one too. take care. ( ;

troutbirder said...

That is an amazing picture, Your photographic talents shine through once again...:)






george

Small Kucing said...

wonderful snap :)

Janie said...

Wow! You did a great job of capturing the diamond ring, George. We had a 95% eclipse at our house. No totality, darn it.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot.