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Six Stellar Photos of August’s Solar Eclipse

Six Stellar Photos of August’s Solar Eclipse

We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 16:00

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- This month, we feature six stunning shots from the most anticipated astronomical event of the summer. Please enjoy this slideshow as we take you across the United States to re-experience the spectacular “Great American Eclipse.”

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Rick Fienberg, of the American Astronomical Society, snapped this breathtaking photo in Madras, Oregon, while on TravelQuest International’s Pacific Northwest tour. He captured the rare sight of a total solar eclipse together with two stars. On the left sits the clearly visible Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. To the right is a much fainter point: Nu Leonis, a binary star system in the same constellation. Between them, the sun’s shimmering corona extends out to both stars, framing the totality in epic clarity. (Rick Fienberg/TravelQuest International)

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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.