June 4, 2012
Right place, right time, right equipment — and a little luck. The sun’s “ring of fire” was almost perfectly centered behind this lone windmill west of Sundown, Texas, on May 20 for the first annular solar eclipse in nearly two decades.
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To date, I’ve spent 31 minutes and 23 seconds in the shadow of the moon, watching and photographing eclipses of the sun. Because the moon’s shadow rarely comes to me, I have to chase it around the world, wherever it might fall.