Lloyd Franklin captured a portion of the Annular Solar Eclipse (commonly known as a “Ring of Fire”), on 10 June 2021. The path of annularity only traversed parts of Canada, Greenland, and Northern Russia, and wasn’t easy to get to, but with some research Lloyd found one of the most interesting locations to view the partial eclipse. Long Branch, New Jersey offered the opportunity to view the Sun rising from the Atlantic Ocean with “devil horns” due to being ~80% eclipsed by the Moon.
This photo was taken with a zoom camera lens without a filter, as the Sun was low enough in the sky, and attenuated by the atmosphere. The atmospheric refraction causes a flattening of the eclipsed Sun (and flattening of the bottom of the Moon’s shadow) which produces the unique shape of the horns. This refraction also allows you to see the Sun while it is still about 0.5 deg below the horizon. Notice the boat passing just to the left of the sun. A truly spectacular image!