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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse, As Captured By The Pathologists!!

Pathologists are artists by nature! Have a look at the beautiful solar eclipse today captured by Pathologists and pathology staff!! Enjoy!!

Picture of total solar eclipse in Columbus, Ohio, taken by: Swati Satturwar, MD, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University.

Earth is the only planet that we know of that has a perfect solar eclipse, since our moon happens to be about the exact same size as our sun when seen from the surface.

As far as we know this is a coincidence, and about a one in a trillion bit of luck.

Beautiful pictures of Total eclipse by Anoop Sidana, MBBS, taken at Oakville, Canada, midway between Toronto and Niagara falls.

A mesmerizing video of totality by Shilpa Jain, MD, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. The video was taken at Belton, TX

Couple of pictures by Deepti Rao, MD, MS, Pathology Program Director, University of Missouri, Columbia. Picture taken at Rolla, MO

Another spectacular picture by Deepti Rao, MD, MS, using a telescope!

Phenomenal collection of pictures by Blythe K. Gorman, MD from Houston Methodist hospital. She took the pictures at Herber Springs, AR.

FACTOID: It will be 20 years until the next solar eclipse in the US: August 23, 2044.

Picture taken by Afreen Karimkhan, MD, PGY3, Grossman school of medicine, taken in NY.

Amazing picture of totality from Cleaveland Clinic, OH, by Sarah Alnaqshabandi, MD, a 3rd year Pathology resident

Not to cast a shadow on things, but likening a partial eclipse to a total eclipse is like comparing near-death to death. It doesn’t matter whether the partial eclipse above your location is 16, 56, or 96 percent. Only totality reveals the true celestial spectacle: the diamond ring, the Sun’s glorious corona, strange colors in our sky, and seeing stars in the daytime. (And don’t forget to listen to your surroundings, too; wildlife tends to react to a total solar eclipse suddenly passing overhead.)

Mesmerizing pictures of totality captured by Karamtullah Danyal, MD PhD at Burlington, Vermont.

Picture by Anna B. Owczarczyk, MD, FASCP at Cleveland, OH, from her driveway!!

Spectacular picture of the shadow of the leaves by the solar eclipse by David N Alter, MD, MPH, DABCC, director of clinical chemistry at Emory university at Atlanta, Georgia!!

Although the big payoff is the exact lineup of the Sun, the Moon, and your location, also pay attention during the partial phases that lead up to and follow totality. As you view the early stages through a safe solar filter, the universe will set your mind at ease when you see the Moon take its first bite out of the Sun’s disk.

Picture by Alexander Vega, Program manager, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama.

Picture by Nupur Sharma, MD a practicing pathologist at Greensboro, North Carolina

Picture by Preyal Patel, MD, University of Illionois, Chicago, IL, picture taken at work from UIC!

Picture by Dr. Jesús Solís, Monterrey, Mexico

Video and picture by Aakash Bhatia, MD, a fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

A "pathologist's style picture" using microscope polarizer!! Innovative picture taken by Vida Ehyaee, MD, PGY3 pathology resident, RUSH university medical center, Chicago, IL.

The Twitter was filled with Pathologists posting pictures of the solar eclipse. Here are a few compilations.

My solar eclipse pictures might not be as impressive, but they are equally special to me!

These were taken by me, Akanksha Gupta, MD. I am a pathologist and the founder of Ace My Path. Picture taken near Detroit, MI.

Are you a pathologist and have a cool picture of the eclipse? Contact us at and we will add your picture in the blog!!

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