Totality over the Meramec
The Meramec River flows though Southeastern Missouri and within a mile of my home. The river itself is an interesting story, moving from a beautiful Ozark stream in its upper reaches, to a train wreck of channeling and environmental issues in its lower reaches. Regardless, its where my wife and I set up to observe, and photograph, totality during the 2017 Solar Eclipse. ‘Totality over the Meramec’ is one of the many photos taken during the eclipse, and it is not manipulated in any way. The image as shown is exactly as captured by the camera. While I can’t explain the copper tone of the moon’s surface as it blocks the sun, I found it eerily cool contrast to the sun’s corona. Regulus, the star to the left of the eclipsed sun, also makes an appearance.