St Benedict Makes the APOD

Check this link for Cosmas Damian Asam’s 1735 painting of St Benedict in Germany’s Weltenburg Abbey. The Baroque painter accurately depicts the corona of the sun which only appears during a total solar eclipse. Also depicted is the “diamond ring” effect when the sun peeks in between mountains or through valleys on the edge of the moon as seen from earth.

Here it’s imaged from the BBC:

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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