Lucky eclipse shot | Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch
Location of photo
Frankfort, KY
Date/Time of photo
May 20, 2012; 8:30 p.m. EDT
80mm homebuilt refractor; standard camera tripod. Pentax K-r camera.
The sun was 15 minutes from setting as the eclipse began in Frankfort, KY...but it disappeared into distant storm clouds just before the eclipse was to begin. A few minutes later, it showed up again briefly, allowing me to get this picture. How lucky I was to get this interesting shot, with only a small section of the sun eclipsed!