Eclipse photos from EarthSky friends [via Pat Francke]

Beverley Sinclair, who saw the eclipse outside Charleston, South Carolina wrote: 
“The skies were very cloudy leading up to totality but, miraculously, slowly 
cleared as totality approached.”

Karl Diefenderfer saw the eclipse in Dillard, Georgia. He wrote: “To witness totality was
one of the most humbling experiences of my life!”

Steven Simmerman, who saw the eclipse from Wilson, Wyoming, wrote:
“Extremely clear sky. Saw shadow bands, leaf lens images, drastic drop in
temperature and light as well. Other celestial objects popped out. I didn’t plan
for the darkness and I lost sight of my camera settings. The flash went off by
itself and I could see the luminescence on my watch numerals.
Overall, an awesome experience!”

An animated take on the eclipse experience, by Rob Pettengill, who 
observed in Tarrington, Wyoming. He wrote: “Condensing high-resolution still images
 into a 256-image, color, animated GIF compromises image detail and quality.
The payoff is that you can see the entire 3-hour eclipse play out in about half a minute.”

Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan caught this image of the diamond ring effect,
with friends watching below, in Boysen State Park, Shoshoni, Wyoming.

Observing from Wyoming, Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan also caught
the star Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion, under the eclipsed sun.

Chirag Upreti caught Regulus, too. He wrote: “During totality, the sun’s gorgeous
corona was visible with the unaided eye, and below that lay Regulus the heart of Leo.
The two-and-a-half-minute show was spectacular, magical in every aspect.”

Extended corona with Regulus from Eliot Herman.

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