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Monthly Sketching Contest Winner Gallery (Starting December 2017)

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 11:02 PM

May 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Mitu Congratulations Mitu!

 

Congratulations also to our other three contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners in my book in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this Lunar crater sketch by Mitu on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

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Crater Copernicus
5/10/2022 20:30 Local time
Tokyo, Japan
Seeing: 3-4/5 Trans: 2/5
TeleVue-85(D = 85mm, fl = 600mm)
Matsumoto EMS-UL
Takahashi TOE 3.3mm 181x
Black drawing paper, STABILO white pencils & STABILO black pencils

 

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 10:57 PM

June 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is David (wiu-wiu) Congratulations David!

Congratulations also to our other two contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners in my book in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this  NGC 2070 - Tarantula nebula sketch by David on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

 David (wiu-wiu)

NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula
29/05/2022 + 02/06/2022
Rooisand Desert Ranch, Chausib, Namibia
12" f/4,8 Newton
8mm Delos + O-III filter @ 180x
Raw sketch: pencil on white paper.
Final sketch: charcoal and pencil on white paper
Digital sketch: Inverted, levels, stars.
Conditions: Seeing: 4 Transparency: 5 - target quite low.

 

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 11:01 PM

July 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Andrew (Nightowl99) Congratulations Andrew!

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners in my book in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this NGC 6520 and Barnard 86 sketch by Andrew (Nightowl99) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights. This was a close contest.

 

Andrew (Nightowl99)

NGC 6520 and Barnard 86
x105 magnification
10” GSO Dob coma corrected to f/5.4
APM XWA 13 mm
6/25/22, Mt Pinos, CA
Seeing 3/5, Transparency 4/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white pastel pencil and white pastel applied by brush. Stars are highlighted afterwards with white gel pen.

 

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Posted 16 September 2022 - 03:25 AM

August 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Dave (wiu-wiu) Congratulations Dave!
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners in my book in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch of the Carina Nebula by Dave on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Wiu Wiu (David)
NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula
31 May 2022 + 2 June 2022
Rooisand Desert Ranch, Chausib, Namibia.
12" f/4,8 Newton
Explore Scientific 24mm @ 60x
O-III filter.
Conditions: Seeing: 4 Transparency: 4
pencil and charcoal on white paper.
Scanned, inverted, levels.

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Posted 15 October 2022 - 10:57 PM

September 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Andrew (Nightowl99) Congratulations Andrew!
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners in my book in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch of the by Andrew of the Western Veil Nebula on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Andrew (Nightowl99)

NGC 6960 - The Western Veil
x70 magnification
10” GSO Dob coma corrected to f/5.4
Stellarvue Optimus 20 mm
Lumicon gen 3 Oiii filter
9/24/22, Mt Pinos, CA
Seeing 4/5, Transparency 4/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white Conte pencil for stars and white pastel applied by brush for nebula. Stars are highlighted afterwards with white gel pen.

 

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Posted 15 November 2022 - 11:59 PM

October 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Mitu 0715 Congratulations Mitu !

 

Congratulations also to our other 2 contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Mitu of Lunar craters: Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

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Lunar craters: Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel
October 3, 2022, 18:00- Local time
Tokyo,Japan
Seeing: 2-3/5 Trans: 3/5
TeleVue 85(D=85mm Fl=600mm)
Matsumoto EMS-UL
CARL ZEISS JENA 4-O 150x
Black drawing paper, STABILO white pencils & STABILO black pencils

 

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Posted 15 December 2022 - 11:59 PM

November 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is TomC. (Tom Corstjens) Congratulations Tom!
Congratulations also to our other 3 contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by TomC. of NGC559/ Caldwell 8 (Cassiopeia) an open cluster on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

TomC. (Tom Corstjens)

NGC 559 / Caldwell 8 (Cassiopeia)
September 25, 2022
Grandpré, France (Bortle 3)
Dobson 16" f4.2 / Paracorr
Delos 8mm (250x)
Black pen, graphite pencil on white paper
Seeing: moderate - Transparency: good

 

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Posted 15 January 2023 - 11:56 PM

December 2022 Sketching Contest Winner is Michel Deconinck (Aquarellia)  Congratulations Michel!

 

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Michel Deconinck of the Moon approaching Mars on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Michel Deconinck (Aquarellia)

The Moon approaching Mars in the 2023 Beyond the Season’s Greetings
2022 December 7th - 17h15 UTC (18h15 local time)
Artignosc-sur-Verdon - Provence - France
Equipment used: Naked eye and reverse watercolor
Magnification used: 1
Sketching medium and materials: Canson watercolor 300gr paper, Winsor & Newton watercolor artist pigments, scanner & Paint.net
Conditions: Seeing and Transparency: Some scattered and transparent clouds
I walked through my small village (250 people) the day before the occultation of Mars by the Moon to see the Mars/Moon encounter.
I did that with the idea of wishing you all a happy and healthy new year 2023.

 

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Posted 15 February 2023 - 11:58 PM

January  2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Jon (J.M.Schwartz) Congratulations Jon!

 

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by Jon (J.M.Schwartz) of Galaxy M104 on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

Jon (J.M.Schwartz)
M-104 The Sombrero Galaxy
Pine Mountain CA.
Jan. 21, 2023, 12:30am. - 3:30 am.
24" Dobsonian , Paracorr 2
285X - 350X
Field Sketch using Samsung cell phone
dedicated paint program, uploaded and finished in Procreate using I pad pro, Text & border applied in Photoshop Express.
Conditions: temp.20°F, Seeing 3/5, transparency 4/5

 

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 11:03 PM

February 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is (Nightowl99) Andrew Congratulations Andrew!

 

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by Andrew (Nightowl99) of M42 and M43, Orion Nebula on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

 

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M42 and M43, Orion Nebula
150x magnification
14” Dobstuff ETT coma corrected to f/5.5
APM XWA 13 mm
2/19/23 Amboy Crater, CA
Seeing 2/5, Transparency 3/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white Conte pencil for stars and white pastel applied by brush for the nebula. Stars are highlighted afterwards with white gel pen.

 

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Posted 15 April 2023 - 10:59 PM

March 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Roel Weijenberg Congratulations Roel!
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by Roel Weijenberg of the lunar crater Petavius on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Roel Weijenberg (Roel)

Lunar crater Petavius
February 7, 2023
Twello, The Netherlands
400mm f/4 Propdob
Magnification 178x
White pastel pencil on black paper
Seeing 4/5

 

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Posted 15 May 2023 - 11:00 PM

April 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Marcell Kovács (Markov Titan) Congratulations Marcell!

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of these sketches are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Marcell on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Marcell Kovács (Markov Titan)
Messier 51A+B = NGC 5194/NGC 5195 Galaxies (C. Vn.)
April 22, 2023
Lovasberény, Hungary
12" Dobsonian F/4.5
150x magnification, FoV: 16'
Pencil, white paper (6" circle) -inverted, dots corrected
Seeing: 4/5, Transparency: 3/5

 

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Posted 15 June 2023 - 11:05 PM

May 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Jef DeWit Congratulations Jef!

Congratulations also to our other contestant Andrew for his fine sketching entry. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest. This was a very close contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

 

Look for this sketch by Jef De Wit on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

 Jef De Wit

Target: crater Bullialdus
Date: 29th of April 2023 (20:30-21:45 UT)
Location: Hove, Belgium (51°N 4°E)
Equipment: 30 cm Dobsonian Newton
Magnification: 240x
Medium and materials: black paper, pastel pencils, digital finishing with GIMP

 

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Posted 15 July 2023 - 11:00 PM

June 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Tom Axelsen Congratulations Tom!
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by Tom Axelsen on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Tom Axelsen (Tom Axelsen)

44 Boötis - 8 Years of observations
All sub-sketches compiled in one sketch on May 30th, 2023
Møn, Denmark (My backyard)
Takahashi Mewlon 180 mm f:12, Zeiss Abbe Barlow @ 2x, Orthos or Supermonocentrics for magnifications from 540x to 720x
140 g / m2 sketching paper, Graphite B and 2B pencils
Conditions: Seeing good to great (7 - 9 / 10). Transparency not noted during the observations.

 

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Posted 15 August 2023 - 11:02 PM

July 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is Tom Corstjens, Congratulations Tom on your Messier 53 sketch!

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Tom Corstiens on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Name: Tom Corstjens (TomC)

Object: Messier 53 - Coma Berenices
Date: 14 June 2023
Location: at home (Hombeek, Belgium)
Equipment: Dobson 409mm f/4.2 + Paracorr
Magnification: 400x (BGO 5mm eyepiece)
Tools: white paper, graphite pencil, black fineliner, GIMP2
Seeing: moderate / Transparency: good

 

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Posted 15 September 2023 - 11:01 PM

August 2023 Sketching Contest Winner is, Butch Phaneuf (bphaneuf). Congratulations Butch on your Messier 2 sketch!
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Butch Phaneuf (bphaneuf) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Butch Phaneuf (bphaneuf)

Messier 2 globular cluster in Aquarius
8/21/2023
Taxahaw SC (Gale H. Rigsbee Observatory)
24" f/5 Newtonian; 8mm TeleVue Ethos with TeleVue 2x Power Mate 762x
White pastel powder and pencils, white gel pen on Canson 92 lb. black multimedia paper
Transparency: 4/5   Seeing: 4/5

 

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Posted 14 October 2023 - 11:03 PM

September 2023 Sketching Contest winner is Andrew (Nightowl99) Congratulations Andrew on your sketch of NGC 6992 and 6995 - The Eastern Veil Nebula!
Congratulations also to our other 3 contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Andrew (Nightowl99)  on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

Andrew (Nightowl99)
NGC 6992 and 6995 - The Eastern Veil Nebula
100x magnification
14” Dobstuff ETT coma corrected to f/5.5
Stellarvue Optimus 20 mm
Lumicon gen 3 Oiii filter
8/18/23 and 9/15/23, Mt Pinos, CA
Seeing 3/5, Transparency 4/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white Conte pencil for stars and white pastel applied by brush for the nebula. Stars are highlighted afterwards and some additional stars added with white gel pen. Two sketches were combined in GIMP.

 

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Posted 16 November 2023 - 12:00 AM

October 2023 Sketching Contest winner is Mitu(mitu0715) Congratulations Mitu on your solar sketch showing fine prominences!

Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Mitu(mitu0715) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Mitu(mitu0715)
Prominence 10/18/2023
10/18/2023 11:00- Local time
Tokyo,Japan
Takahashi FC-50(D=50mm Fl=400mm)
Baader 2" / 90° Astro Amici-Prism
Daystar QUARK Chromosphere
Carl Zeiss Triotar Lupe 5x(x33)
Red pastel on Black drawing paper
Seeing: 2/5
Transparency: 3/5

 

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 12:05 AM

November 2023 Sketching Contest winner is Tom Corstjens (TomC) Congratulations Tom on your sketch showing edge on galaxy NGC891 in Andromeda

Congratulations also to our other contestant Jon for his fine sketching entry. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.

Look for this sketch by Tom Corstjens on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Tom Corstjens (TomC)
Date: 17th September 2023
Location: Grandpré, France
Equipment: 16" f4.2 Dobsonian
Magnification: 250x
Tools: graphite pencil on 120g white paper, scanned + finish in GIMP
Conditions: clear, stable

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Posted 16 January 2024 - 12:04 AM

December 2023 Sketching Contest winner is Robert Konicki (monolithic). Congratulations Robert on your sketch showing Jupiter and Io.
Congratulations also to our other contestants for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Robert Konicki (monolithic) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Robert Konicki ( monolithic)
Jupiter and Io
December 13 2023
Westfield, Indiana
10" f/7 ATM Dobsonian; 6.5mm Meade HD-60, 6mm Circle-T Ortho, Baader Neodymium Moon & Skyglow Filter
274x; 300x
8.5"x11" printer paper, #2HB pencil, improvised blending stump
Seeing: 4/5 with moments of 5/5
Transparency: 3/5
Scanned with phone; contrast fixed and background blackened in Photopea

 

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 12:00 AM

January 2024 Sketching Contest winner is Andrew(Nightowl99). Congratulations Andrew on your sketch of M 33.

 

Congratulations also to our other contestant TomC for his fine sketching entry. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Andrew (Nightowl99) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

Andrew (Nightowl99)
M33 The Triangulum Galaxy
100x magnification
14” Dobstuff ETT coma corrected to f/5.5
Stellarvue Optimus 20 mm
11/10/23, Amboy Crater, CA
Seeing 3/5, Transparency 4/5
Sketched on black paper at the eyepiece with white Conte pencil for stars and white pastel applied by brush for the galaxy. Stars are highlighted afterwards and some additional stars added with white gel pen.

 

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 11:02 PM

February 2024 Sketching Contest winner is Robert Asumendi (robertasumendi). Congratulations Robert on your Solar active region sketch.

 

Congratulations also to our other contestant Tom Corstjens (TomC) for his fine sketching entry. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.
The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Robert Asumendi on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Robert Asumendi (robertasumendi)

Target: Solar active region (AR) 13576
Dates: Feb. 6, Feb. 8, Feb. 10
Location: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Equipment: Analog Sky Sunny @ f/6, Baader Morpheus 4.5mm x2, Svbony SV215 Zoom @ 3mm x2, Baader Semi-Apo filter x2, Baader solar continuum filter
Magnification: 67x, 100x
Sketching medium: Strathmore charcoal paper, Graphite powder, mechanical pencil, Mono Zero eraser
Conditions: Cloudy to Clear with mostly ok seeing and a few good moments

 

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 11:01 PM

March 2024 Sketching Contest Winner is Neil (nof). Congratulations Neil on your Tarantula Nebula NGC 2070 in Dorado sketch.

Congratulations also to our other 3 contestants this month for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Neil (nof) on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

 Nof (Neil)

Tarantula Nebula NGC 2070 in Dorado
11March 2024 01:10-02:00
Oz Sky Star Safari, Coonabarabran, Australia
Obsession 18", 26mm Nagler 79x
iPad, Procreate
Conditions: SQM Approx. 21.5, seeing & transparency: very good

 

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Posted 15 May 2024 - 11:04 PM

April 2024 Sketching Contest Winner is Civet. Congratulations Civet on your Total Solar Eclipse sketch.
Congratulations also to our other 4 contestants this month for their fine sketching entries. All of the sketches entered each month are winners as I see it in the Sketching Contest.

The sketches entered in this month's contest are representative of the fine sketches seen here every day in the Sketching Forum at Cloudy Nights.
Look for this sketch by Civet on the Home Page at Cloudy Nights.

 

Civet

Sun (during total solar eclipse)
April 8, 2024
Waco, Texas, USA (Eclipse Over Texas)
4cm F10.5 binoculars m12 x
Black paper, pencil white paint, Japanese brush. I first sketched it with a pencil on black paper in about 3 minutes during totality, and later repainted it with white paint using a Japanese brush.
Seeing:3-5, Transparency: 2-5(thin clouds)
The positional relationship of prominences and corona may not be accurate.
I wanted to create the glow and gradation of Corona, but it was quite difficult.
In actual visual observation, at first glance, only the brightest part of the inner ring of the corona was visible, but when I looked closely, I could see that it was spreading thinly to the periphery. The red color at the bottom is intended to represent the chromosphere that was visible just before the third contact. At the end of the totality, the chromosphere emerged from beneath the ring of bright prominences, and a diamond ring emerged from it. Those who watched this solar eclipse probably know about these, but personally, I was most moved by this one!

 

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