The Solar corona during the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse

The Solar corona during the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse, by Alex Conu.

The Solar corona during the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, by Alex Conu.

Alex Conu

Castle Garden, WY, USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Pentax 75 SDHF refractor

The Solar corona during the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. It’s not a single image but a stack of multiple photos shot with exposure times from 1/4000 to 4s. It’s absolutely impossible to capture the whole range of brightness of the solar corona in a single exposure. You can even see the Earthshine on the Moon.
The corona might look impressive in the photo but it’s not even close to the real thing. I say it again: go and see a total solar eclipse with your own eyes.

2017-08-21T00:00:00

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