How to photograph an eclipse (and why you shouldn’t try)

Star Flyer – the 2013 eclipse as seen from the deck of a four-masted sailing ship racing across the Atlantic. Totality was 42 seconds long and I was on a quickly moving (and rocking) surface. Photo and caption by Tyler Nordgren Editor’s note: We originally ran this story in conjunction with the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. We’ve updated and republished it ahead of the solar eclipse of April 8, 2024. Recent Videos

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