The eclipse on 10/08/14 was too high in the sky to get a nice landscape so I settled for a single shot.
Comet Siding Spring on Oct. 19 before it's pass by Mars. Mars was already low on the horizon. The dark spot on the lower right is the treeline. Mars is the orange ball to the right and the comet is the tiny little green dot to the left!
Mid eclipse with an amazing sunspot! Sunspot 2192 is the largest sunspot group recorded so far in Solar Cycle 24 which began in 2009. It is about the size of Jupiter... it's Huge!!! You could fit 1000 Earth's inside Jupiter!!!. Solar cycles typically last about 11 years and chart the rise and decline of sunspots, flares and other solar activity.