Bob Belas Photography Blog

The Great US Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

Here in Maryland, we expect about 80% of the solar disk to be covered by the moon, reaching a maximum at 2:42PM EDT. I had practiced getting my camera set up days before hand and had everything ready for the event. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best: it clouded up and sprinkled a bit right up to 2:10PM, just 22 minutes before maximum. Luckily, the rain stopped, and the sun appeared. I immediately set up my camera at the spot I had marked off in my backyard to capture this timelapse of the eclipse as seen from the Baltimore area.

US Solar Eclipse of 2017, color timelapse composite

I hope you enjoyed the eclipse and my photo.

All my best,