15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Composite Shot of Eclipse 2017 Aug from Lake Moultrie, SC, USA

Even tho' we only got the first half of the total eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the clouds added another dimension to the photograph. As the Moon and Sun entered totality, the weather turned very bad and it poured. The cicadas went crazy and the Lightning and Thunder were impressive, albeit far away. This photo is a composite of 7 images as the process occurred.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Moultrie, South Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Susan Ottalini