Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby Alguire

Photo of the Week for August 23, 2019

Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby AlguireFor a good number of visitors to this site, August 21, 2017, will always be a special date. That’s when the Moon’s shadow sped across the United States, and many got to see their very first total eclipse of the Sun. However, witnessing such a spectacle usually requires journeying great distances, as Oakville, Ontario, eclipse chaser Kirby Alguire did when he captured this eclipse sequence on July 2, 2019, from a llama farm in Bella Vista, Argentina. “I have now stood in the Moon’s shadow three times on three different continents, and I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of it,” he says.

Kirby’s photo combines frames shot through a solar filter (before and after totality) ranging in exposure from 1/60 to 1/30 second, a 1/8-second totality image (without filter) and the background scene captured with a 1/500 second shutter speed. All were recorded with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera (operating at ISO400) and a 24-85mm zoom lens set to f/16.

(Click on the image to see a bigger version.)

See More Photos of the Week

Enter the Photo of the Week Contest

Do you have a superb night-sky photo that you think might be Photo of the Week material? Click here to find out how to send your photo submission to us.

You could win one of five great prizes from Celestron, iOptron, Sky-Watcher, Mallincam, and Meade!

Categories: Photo of the Week
Connect with SkyNews
Free Digital Issue of SkyNews
Khan Scope
iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Meade LX90 On Sale!
Lennox & Addington County Dark Sky Site