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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Total eclipse, 21 August 2017

Taken on the line of "total eclipse" in southwestern North Carolina. Luckily, the day was clear (weather forecast said over 60% chance of cloudy rain) on 21 August 2017. Took many, liked this overexposure showing the edge of the moon reddened by the sun's light, with Jupiter to the left. First time I've shot an eclipse -- very moving sight and feeling.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Hayesville, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © DAVIDSON LOEHR