On the morning of November 14,
umbral shadow tracked across northern Australia before heading into
the southern Pacific.
Captured from a hilltop some 30 miles west of the outback town of
Mount Carbine, Queensland, a series of exposures follows
the progress of the
solar eclipse in this
dramatic composite image.
The sequence begins near the horizon.
The Moon steadily encroaches on the on the reddened face of the Sun,
rising as the eclipse progresses.
At the total phase,
lasting about 2 minutes for that location,
an otherwise faint solar corona
shimmers around the eclipsed disk.
Recorded during totality, the background exposure shows a still sunlit
sky near the horizon, just beyond a sky darkened by
the shadow of the Moon.