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2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, I drove to Fairmont, Nebraska to view the solar eclipse. The first half of my drive from Wichita was constant rain, leaving me wondering if I would see anything at all. I lucked out with grabbing some shots between clouds. Fairmont was directly on the maximum totality line with a duration of 2 minutes 36 seconds. Those 156 seconds flew by incredibly fast. Totality was surreal with the 360 degree sunset, considerable drop in temperature, and the fully eclipsed sun.
Totality Phase




An aircraft contrail obscured the view of the eclipse right at the end of totality. Jupiter is visible to lower left of the sun/moon in this image. 




 Jupiter is visible to lower left of the sun/moon in this image. 





I saw a Mooney while shooting the moon.
Partial Phases
















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