Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby Alguire
Total Solar Eclipse (Kirby Alguire)

Argentinean Eclipse Sequence by Kirby Alguire

Standing in the Moon’s shadow in Bella Vista, Argentina.

Photo of the Week for August 23, 2019

For 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.