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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Edwin Aguirre is a veteran eclipse chaser, astrophotographer and world traveler. With his wife, Imelda Joson, he has organized, led and/or participated in 11 solar eclipse expeditions in North America, Asia and Africa. He now works as a Senior Science & Technology Writer and Editor for the Office of University Relations at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.