The 2017 solar eclipse was a rare astral photography opportunity. Totality pictured here from the August 21st event lasted approximately two minutes. Skywatching the world over was at a height when this astral image was captured.
Using specialized equipment, unique solar and lunar features are viewable. Surrounding the sun is the corona, appearing as a heavenly white aura beaming from our nearest star. That bit of light radiating was reflected off the Earth, casting a glow on the moon that lit up lunar topography softly seen in this celestial photo.
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