On August 21, 2017 there was a total solar eclipse in the United States. From my location in Northern Virginia I was able to capture this phenomena at 92% of totality. During the eclipse the moon temporarily blocks the sun making it dark outside during the middle of the day and then returns to normal. During this brief time the feeling is eerie as animals and humans all halt their usual activities as the darkness creeps in. It is a rare occasion and the next one will occur in the United States in early 2024. It was a very cool thing to have a chance to shoot and I used a Sigma 150-600mm lens with a solar UV cover to protect my eyes and my camera sensors and had to wear the eclipse sunglasses to be able to observe it without my camera setup.