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Chirag Bachani

Location of Photo:

Evanston, Illinois

Date/Time of photo:

June 10th, 2021/5:21am


Camera: Olympus OM-D EM10 ii


On June 10th, the Sun looked as if a bite was taken out of it as it rose over Lake Michigan. The sky glowed red as the Crescent Sun rose over the horizon. This surreal sight is produced by the Moon covering a portion of the Sun as it seen from Earth. As the Sun lifted above the lake, atmospheric refraction distorted the Sun’s bottom half and creates a small inverse image of the Sun directly beneath it. Only a partial annular solar eclipse was visible from Evanston, Illinois, but parts of Russia, Greenland, and Canada were treated to a spectacular total annular eclipse.