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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Totality

People cried, people screamed, and it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. The light became eerie, shadows got extremely defined, the air got cold, and then this giant black eye surrounded by a wispy corona was there looking down from the sky. I’d read that witnessing a total eclipse can be life changing. I’d have to 100% agree.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Madras, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Navid Baraty