Cosmic Canvas: Druckmuller's Solar Eclipse


See it as never before. Milloslav Druckmuller/Barcroft Media/Getty

Given today's podcast episode "Gaze into the Eclipse," I thought I'd highlight the photography of eclipse hunter Milloslav Druckmuller.

Druckmuller attempts to show exactly what the human eye would see if it was possible to remove the blinding glare associated with a solar eclipse. He achieves this by knitting together hundreds of photographs taken before, during and after the alignment. Above we see a total solar eclipse photographed at 1250mm by Druckmuller in 2008.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.