This is the "Diamond Ring" part of the total solar eclipse of Monday, August 21st, 2017, as the moon crosses the sun. Irregularities on the surface of the moon create a brighter area as sunlight skips across mountains and canyons. This lasts only a few seconds as the moon passes across the majority of the sun.
As seen on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Northland Lifestyle magazine. Bond bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri. Named for former U. S. Senator Christopher S. Bond. Twilight exposure showing marker lamps on semi-trucks as higher colored lines with opposing traffic and their head and tail lights as the lower lines, juxtaposed against the suspension cables of the bridge itself.
The Old Man in the Tree is a carving by an anonymous artist into the trunk of a large tree in the woods of south Kansas City. It has been there for years and you have to know how to get there as it is literally in the middle of the woods.
Kansas City's 100 year old Union Station all dressed up for the World Series 2014. The station celebrated the Royals participation in the 110th Fall Classic lighting the exterior of the Station blue and projecting team logos both inside and out.
The Bloch Fountain in front of Kansas City's Union Station with the Royal Blue colors in the background. This was to celebrate the World Series 2014 and the Kansas City Royals playing in the 110th Fall Classic.