Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse in Scottsdale, Arizona
I shot this photograph at 6:45 p.m. PST.
From our perspective, the moon rolled across the top half of the sun from right to left, and here I’ve caught it nearly dead center. To catch the actual “ring of fire”, where the moon moves dead center across the sun and leaves a ring of light around its edges, you needed to be up near the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The highest vantage point in our community is the clubhouse. We found about 20 people gathered there for the event, and one of our neighbors brought along a home-made pinhole camera. I shot this photograph at 6:17 p.m. PST and you can see that the moon had not yet rolled to center, like in my photograph above.
Overall, I shot 152 photographs last night. I’ll spare you looking through them all and leave you with these two favorites.
Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse in the Haze of Arizona’s Gladiator Fire
Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse Admired by the Mighty Saguaro
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