Of the endless stream of Great American Eclipse photos being shared online, there are some notable gems that are going wildly viral on social media. Here’s a roundup of the amazing shots that are wowing viewers across the Web.
An Airplane Transit
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Amateur potographer Kirsten Jorgensen captured this incredible once-in-a-lifetime shot from Lewiston, Idaho, of an airplane flying across the partial eclipse using a Nikon D5200 with 4 stacked filters (2 UV and 2 night). She’s now selling fine art prints of the image here.
The Progression Over Oregon
Photographer Jasman Lion Mander put together this beautiful composite photo showing the eclipse’s progression spread across the sky over Oregon. You can buy a print of the photo by messaging him on Facebook.
The Progression Over Nashville
The View from 45,000 Feet
And finally the 2017 total solar eclipse! On assignment for @natgeo & @airbnb this was the view today on 10:10 morning Eastern Time from 45000 ft high, flying on the edge of stratosphere, some 400km off the coast of Oregon above the cloud-covered Pacific Ocean. Like all other eclipses I've seen the horizon colors were amazing but this time at such a high altitude the sky became pitch black, almost felt like flying in space. Wow! @natgeocreative @airbnb @twanight #eclipse2017 #solareclipse #eclipse
Photographer Babak A. Tafreshi was soaring at 45,000 feet for National Geographic when he shot this image of totality above the clouds.
Totality with a Shooting Star
Amateur photographer Medi Natanzi managed to capture a shooting star and totality in the same shot above Madras, Oregon.
A Climber Silhouette
Adventure photographer Ted Hesser shared this incredible photo of a climber’s silhouette inside the circle of the totality. The shot took “4 days of planning and hard work.”
Totality in HDR
Photographer Dennis Sprinkle captured 13 bracketed photos during totality and stacked them to create this gorgeous HDR photo of the moon at the moment of totality. The photo shows both the Sun’s corona and the Moon’s surface being lit by Earth’s reflected light. You can purchase prints here.
Airplane and a Partial Eclipse
Photographer Jessica Dyer captured an airplane flying into the partial eclipse. “I […] lucked out with the amount of cloud cover,” Dyer says, “just enough that I could aim my camera at the sun without a filter, but that the eclipse was still visible.”
A Diamond in the Sky
Photographer Jimmy Chin captured this incredible photo of totality from Jackson, Wyoming.
A Spotlight on the Sun
Photographer Colin MacMillan of Lawrence, Kansas, captured this image of his kids under the eclipse using a RED EPIC-W cinema camera — it’s a frame grab turned vertical. The image was slightly edited to enhance the beam from the LED flashlight and the black spot over the sun.
A Panorama of Light and Time
Photographer Kenneth Brandon shot a time-lapse using a 2000mm lens on an old Celestron 8-inch telescope. He turned his images into this beautiful panorama showing the eclipse at different moments in time before and after totality.
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