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Photos of the day, Sunday, May 20, 2012

It’s all about the moon again, only this time it’s the combo of the moon and the sun that is making all the news.  In Albuquerque we were one of the few cities that had a 97% coverage of the sun on it’s path across the earth from China till the eclipse ended in western Texas, about a four hour drive from here.

For those who might want to know the technical data, the image was shot at F45, 4000, ISO 200, 200mm Telephoto with a 2x extender, equivalent to at 600MM 35mm full frame.

Just before the moon creates the “ring of fire” I took this image.

Then you have the classic ring of fire, which quite frankly, I have never seen before.

As the moon moved to the left, I believe that I was able to catch a solar flare in this next image.

Then as the sun began to set, I was able to reduce the exposure time and color was introduced into the images.  I think that you can see a sunspot in this next image.

Next we have an image that reminds me of a scene from one of the Star Wars movies.

And finally, as in-congruent as you can get in a desert, the shark fin sunset over Albuquerque.

May 21, 2012 - 12:35 am aA - ty for these captures, i never saw the perfect circle of the sun hidded by the moon. i think its hard to see with naked eye... im feeling like i was there. marvelous!

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