How Do Colors Change During an Eclipse?

How does a solar eclipse change your surroundings? More than you might think!

Rebecca Jean T.
3 min readApr 30, 2024

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A comparison of the same tree, taken at different times during the eclipse on April 8th. On the left, the image was taken around 15 minutes before totality. On the right, the image was taken just mere minutes before. Credit: Rebecca Jean T.

During my experience at the recent total solar eclipse, I captured these images as the Moon slowly overtook the Sun. As you can see, things look quite a bit different! On the left, is an image of a tree taken 15 minutes or so before totality. On the right, just 2…

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Rebecca Jean T.

Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove newsletter and contributing writer for Aha! on Medium. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories.