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On August 21, 2107, a total solar eclipse came to America for the
first time in 38 years. Although a partial eclipse was visible anywhere in
North America, the total eclipse was confined to a narrow band across the
U.S. stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. Of all the locations
traversed, the most spectacular and most prized was possibly Grand
Teton National Park.
Viewing the eclipse fron the fontcountry areas of Grand Teton National Park placed the mountains and the sun in opposite directions. In order to view the eclipse over the Tetons, I hiked to Table Mountain, a 11,106-foot peak discovered by William Henry Jackson who photographed the Tetons for the first time there in 1872. From the summit, I hiked on a ridge for half a mile.
This panorama was taken during the period of totality. The three most prominent peaks are, from left to right Mount Owen (12,928 ft), Grand Teton (13,770ft), Middle Teton (12,804 fet). Note the 360-degrees sunset-like light, the large gathering of people on Table Mountain, and a lone star high in the sky not far from the eclipsed sun. For the story behind this shot, please read my blog post Photographing (?) the Real Solar Eclipse over the Tetons.
Thank you to Jordi Navarro Isern of Spain for assembling this difficult 360 panorama.