Total Solar Eclipse from Indiana

The April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse, photographed by CIERA Postdoctoral Associate Meng Sun. This composite image of all phases of the eclipse was captured in New Castle, Indiana, USA. New Castle was located close to the center of eclipse’s path of totality, meaning that totality lasted longer than at the edges of the path of totality (4 minutes during the 2024 eclipse). Dr. Sun drove 550 miles round trip from the Chicagoland area to view the total eclipse under clear skies.

Dr. Sun specializes in stellar astrophysics, covering a range of projects that span diverse topics, from exoplanets to massive stars, and from young stars to evolved stars and compact objects.

Credit: Meng Sun/CIERA/Northwestern

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