21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Annular Solar Eclipse 2023

I was in Eugene for work and coincidentally the path of annularity would go through Eugene. I was very excited until I found out, that the day of the eclipse was supposed to be a day full of clouds, and no chance to see the eclipse. I decided to drive the day before to Winnemucca, NV. The forecast for Winnemucca was just slightly better, as there were supposed only a few clouds. However, when I woke up there was a thick layer of clouds almost everywhere. I saw some open patches in the cloud cover and drove towards it. By the time I found a spot and set up my camera I only had a few seconds to take pictures before the hole in the sky moved past my field of view. I had to keep chasing the holes the whole time until a big hole showed up just before annularity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Winnemucca, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Peter Reinold