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Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby Alguire For a good number of visitors to this site, August 21, 2017, will always be a special date.
Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby Alguire For a good number of visitors to this site, August 21, 2017, will always be a special date.That’s when the Moon’s shadow sped across the United States, and many got to see their very first total eclipse of the Sun.However, witnessing such a spectacle usually requires journeying great distances, as Oakville, Ontario, eclipse chaser Kirby Alguire did when he captured this eclipse sequence on July 2, 2019, from a llama farm in Bella Vista, Argentina. “I have now stood in the Moon’s shadow three times on three different continents, and I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of it,” he says.Kirby’s photo combines frames shot through a solar filter (before and after totality) ranging in exposure from 1/60 to 1/30 second, a 1/8-second totality image (without filter) and the background scene captured with a 1/500 second shutter speed.All were recorded with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera (operating at ISO400) and a 24-85mm zoom lens set to f/16. ( Click on the image to see a bigger version. ) See More Photos of the Week Enter the Photo of the Week Contest Do you have a superb night-sky photo that you think might be Photo of the Week material?Click here to find out how to send your photo submission to us.You could win one of five great prizes from Celestron, iOptron, Sky-Watcher, Mallincam, and Meade! . The post Photo of the Week appeared first on SkyNews .