A composite panorama I created from the images I captured of the 2017 Eclipse.
The diamond ring effect as the total eclipse begins
The sun's corona becomes visible when the moon blocks the sun's radiance
An optical effect called Bailey's Beads occurs at the beginning and end of the total eclipse and is caused by the sunlight shining through valleys and canyons on the moon.
A small sliver of the sun is visible as totality finishes and the last half of the eclipse continues.
The sun is nearly fully exposed again as the eclipse ends. A line of sunspots can be seen on the sun's surface.