Solar Ecipse 8-21-2017
On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse crossed the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. We were fortunate to live close enough to the path of totality that we could drive to Spring City, Tennessee to spend 2 minutes, 39 seconds in darkness.
This photo is the beginning of the eclipse at 1:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
I used a 500mm telephoto lens with a solar filter to take the following photos of the eclipse as it progressed. Note the three small sunspots in the upper center of the photo.