• Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.

Eclipse Of The Sun Is Stranger Than Usual

By all accounts, here in Bloomington, Illinois on August 21, 2017, the moon would cover 93% of the sun, with the eclipse beginning at 11:51 AM and ending almost three hours later, with optimal coverage at 1:18 PM.

At 1:18 PM, I was laid out in anticipation on a beach blanket with pillows on my patio. I encountered only bright light from the sun that had not a hint of a shadow on it. In fact, it might have been even brighter than usual. Since I was set up to photograph, I took an image. Lo and behold I captured a second, strange, tiny celestial body at about 2 o’clock in this photograph. See it by zooming up and to the right of the weird, large, overly bright sun. I am going to tally this double eclipse of the Sun, "with both the Earth and Moon passing in front of the Sun" according to experts, in the good luck column because nothing else makes sense.

Caption: Eclipse Of The Sun Is Stranger Than Usual by Annmarie Throckmorton, 2017.

Caption: Others saw the double eclipse of the Sun

as Earth and Moon cross in front of it on August 17, 2017.

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