Solar Eclipse Expedition: An Eclipse-Chaser's Photo Guide (Gallery)

Eclipse Sightseeing: Lower Antelope Canyon Light

Imelda B. Joson and Edwin L. Aguirre

Depending on the time of day and the season, light filtering inside Arizona's Lower Antelope Canyon produces a constantly changing interplay of light, shadow and colors, from yellow and red to brown and purple. This photo was taken by veteran solar eclipse chasers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre during a May 2012 expedition.

Eclipse Chasers: Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre

Charly Moore

Imelda and Edwin emerge from the bowels of the Lower Antelope Canyon. Visiting the canyon requires a licensed guide since there is a high risk for flash floods, especially during the monsoon season. In 1997, 11 tourists from Europe and the United States drowned when a thunderstorm dumped large amounts of rain into the canyon basin several miles upstream and the resulting raging waters swept away the unsuspecting tourists.

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Imelda B. Joson is a veteran astrophotographer, as well as an eclipse chaser and world traveler. With her husband, Edwin Aguirre, she has organized, led and/or participated in 11 solar eclipse expeditions in North America, Asia and Africa. The pair also conceptualized and created National Astronomy Week, an event that celebrates and publicizes astronomy in the Philippines.