Annular Solar Eclipse 2021
Even cloudy the annular solar eclipse did not disappoint.
(June 10, 2021) … I had to deliver tackle this morning for DS Custom Tackle. I had the truck loaded and ready to bail the shop at 4:45 AM. I wanted to catch the annular eclipse on my way to deliver in Fenwick Island first then head north. I saw the clouds, knew the weather was bad, but you just never know. Much like fishing photography is just as difficult catching that shot.
As I am headed down route 1, I can see a single red spot in the clouds peering through. I’m going to take a picture anyway and call this the Devil’s eye. These eclipses are nicknamed the Devil’s horns.
I pulled into the southside inlet, walked over the dune and bam! I can see the entire eclipse. We had a three minute window it turned out with the clouds. I start taking a ton of shots and running to get a good foreground.
Enjoy the shots it was amazing to see this, even if only for a few minutes. That window made it even more special. Always take the time for the shot and that last cast, because you never know.
From DelmarvaWX … What is a Annular Solar Eclipse?
Solar eclipses may be classified as either total, in which the Moon completely covers the Sun, or annular, in which the Moon obscures all but an outer ring of the Sun. Whether an eclipse is total or annular depends on the distance between these three objects. Earth travels in an elliptical orbit around the Sun, and the Moon travels in an elliptical orbit around Earth, so the distance between these celestial bodies changes. When the Sun is nearest to Earth and the Moon is at or near its greatest distance, the Moon appears smaller than the Sun in the sky. When an eclipse of the Sun happens in this situation, the Moon will not appear large enough to cover the disk of the Sun completely, and a rim or ring of light will remain visible in the sky. This is an annular eclipse.