Yup. I know. Everyone has heard of it. A lot of people viewed it. Some of us gathered to photograph it. I joined other photographer friends on a just built deck of a not-yet-finished house in Marble, North Carolina to shoot the moon as it passed in front of the sun. This one was made just before the totality.
The “diamond ring” effect
The sun breaks through the jagged lunar mountains dispersing the light causing one side to resemble a diamond ring.
I photographed the moon in front of the sun with my Canon 1Dx Mark II camera with a Sigma 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 Sport with Sigma’s matching 2X teleconverter TC-2001 making the effective focal length 1200mm. The exposure was ISO: 400, 1/320th of a second at f/13.0
It was a wonderful experience that was well worth the long drive, the night spent on the floor of the house-in-progress and the humid southern heat.