17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Totality, seen from the beach. Coquimbo, Chile.

The feeling of witnessing an eclipse is other worldly. The Sun, usually taboo to look at is replaced with sheer blackness and it's corona is visible. What was once daylight is now twilight. The two minutes feel like both an eternity and utterly fleeting. Note Venus is visible near the horizon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Coquimbo, Chile
Camera: DSC-RX1
Copyright: © Michael Hawkins