It’s a well known fact that the sort of alignment sun and moon achieve during Total Solar Eclipse is no where as fabulous than on Earth. And getting to experience such a rare phenomenon is truly a bliss. Then again words are not enough.

“Eclipse” – Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – North Carolina 4K

I filmed this at Wayah Bald near Franklin North Carolina. A bit off-center to path of totality but still a perfect place with 360 degree view from the tower, overlooking Nantahala Wilderness due south and Great Smoky Mountains to the north.

My anticipation grew every hour the sun climbed skyward. The clouds engulfed the mountains in the early hours when the moon began to eclipse the sun. From my heart, I knew the clouds would get cleared off and it did when we approached totality. It was twilight for a brief moment. Moon’s shadow swept across the labyrinths of the Cherokee forest, as the sky lit a vibrant ochre far beyond the horizon. For a brief moment, birds began to sing a different tune. For a brief moment, there was nothing but awesomeness. For a brief moment, I forgot myself and got immersed in the creativity of nature. Nature is more creative than we could ever imagine.

I used Sky Watcher – Star Adventurer to track the sun and time lapse for every 2 seconds. For landscape and sunrise footages, I used Formatt Hitech filter. Eclipse footages were shot on Nikon D810, Sigma 150-600mm lens with Thousand Oaks Solarlite filter.