I have been an avid amateur astronomer for 49 of my 58 years here on terra firma. And in that time, I have seen many uncommon phenomena in the sky—total lunar eclipses, the 2001 Leonid meteor storm with 2,400 “shooting stars” in just three hours, the 1986 apparition of Halley’s Comet and much more.
And yet, there’s still one rare sight that has eluded me: standing in the shadow of the Moon during…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Image Credit: Rick Fienberg, TravelQuest International and Wilderness Travel / via NASA: In this series of stills from 2013, the eclipse sequence runs from right to left. The center image shows totality; on either side of totality are the second contact (right) and third contact (left)—the ‘diamond rings’ that mark the beginning and end of the totality.
For the Rosens, chasing the total solar eclipse up to Oregon is a family affair; (l-r) Barbara and Scott Rosen, Andrew Martin and Valerie Rosen.
Below: The path of the total eclipse, showing ‘the Hill’ will get a 2/3 eclipse.
The ‘Hill’ will see a 2/3 eclipse
The path of the total eclipse
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