Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017.


The path of totality of the "Great American Eclipse" passed directly over Columbia, Missouri on the first day of classes at the University of Missouri, prompting class cancellations and gatherings like this one on a roof near Jesse Hall. This picture was made at 1:10:59 EDT, just over one minute before the beginning of totality, as evening time appeared to surround us. In retrospect, I should have gotten about 20 feet closer and photographed from within the group, but hey I was a little distracted myself.