An annular eclipse is a remarkable event. The Moon appears to be encircled by a ring of sunlight, known as the "Ring of Fire”. The term “Annular” comes from the Latin word meaning “Ring". This ring effect is caused when the earth’s orbit moves closer to the Sun and the apparent size difference looks as though the Sun is slightly larger than the Moon. If your location on earth happens to be aligned along the path of annularity you would see a perfect “Ring of Fire”. If you are a little to the north or south of this line you will not see a perfect ring.
I started making plans to photograph the eclipse about six months earlier. I envisioned an almost time-lapse looking image that would tell the epic story of the circles of time within a dramatic panoramic landscape. I was not sure how this could all be executed but I felt driven to try.
I used Google Earth to scout different locations along the path of annularity.
There was only one place that would fit the vision ...
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