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Time Lapse Video of Stunnning 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse

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Likely the only Monday morning question today that will overtake the usual "Did you see 'Mad Men' last night?" is going to be "Did you see the eclipse?" We've got a whole bunch of gorgeous photos, but we also were directed to this time lapse video, shot by Cory Poole, a math and science teacher at University Preparatory School in Redding California.

Poole describes the video:

[It's a] 60 second time-lapse video made from 700 individual frames through a Coronado Solar Max 60 Double Stacked Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope. The pictures were shot in Redding California which was directly in the annular eclipse path. The filter on the telescope allows you to see the chromosphere which is a layer that contains solar prominences. The filter only allows light that is created when hydrogen atoms go from the 2nd excited state to the 1st excited state.

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So what was it like for Poole to watch, and photograph the eclipse? "It was just really amazing watching the sun transition from a crescent to a ring back to a crescent going the other way," Poole told us. Right? Pretty amazing indeed.

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