March 20, 2015. Faroe Islands. 09:42am. The solar eclipse is about to reach totality. The last rays of the sun and the moon moves across the sun. A last ray causing the “diamond ring” and the moon’s shadow bathes photographers from around the world in close to complete darkness. The day turns night in the midst of morning. But the from one moment to the next a thin circle of light appears around the moon … the corona becomes visible to the bare eye.
Most photographers have to be careful not to miss these moments while they are busy taking pictures and adjusting their cameras to cope with fast changing light situations. From time to time they watch up to the sun to enjoy this rare moment, a cosmic spectacle, that happens exactly on spring equinox and in conjunction with a super moon. It can be seen in only it two locations around the world on land. The Faroe Islands and Spitzbergen.
The Faroe Islands – voted the number one travel destination 2015 by the renowned National Geographic Magazin – are stunningly beautiful even on one of the 300 annual rainy days. On the Faroe Islands live more sheep that human beings.
March 20, 2015 marks the start of a new passion for my daughter Rebecca and me – Eclipse Photography. Since than we had the opportunity to see the great American Eclipse in August 2017 and two Total Lunar Eclipses in 2015 and 2018. And if a Mercury transitions happens, we’ll take it in as well.
What a great experience. See for yourself here.