17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Total Solar Eclipse from the Elqui Valley, Chile

This is the "Diamond Ring" effect that occurs at the beginning and end of a total solar eclipse. The picture was taken at the very end of totality, as the sun's light was starting to emerge from behind the moon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: El Molle, Chile
Camera: SM-G950U
Copyright: © Scott Bieber