The title “just the right fit” refers to how closely matched the apparent size of the Moon and Sun are. So much so that solar flares and prominences are visible near the sun's surface during the total eclipse when seen from just the right location, at just the right time on the earth's surface. A truly remarkable astronomical coincidence.
The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, dubbed "The Great American Eclipse" by the media, was a total eclipse visible within a path across the entire contiguous United States, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. I captured this shot with my daughter MK near Hartville, Wyoming.
A black and white view of the night sky I recently took from atop the dune line looking out over the shoreline of the Atlantic - Hatteras Island, North Carolina USA. Featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140920.html
This monochrome image reminds me of the 1950's sci-fi movie genre and could have been titled "It Came From Beyond the Dunes". It also brings to mind the long history of monochromatic astrophotography. One way astronomers use #monochrome photography today is by taking a series of images through RGB filters and then combine them to create a color image.
A view of the Milky Way centered along the border of constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius. Dark tendril like dust lanes are woven among the seemingly endless number of stars round the center of our Galaxy. Hatteras Island, NC, USA
A beautiful meteor display is put on each summer courtesy of comet Swift–Tuttle. I observed the shower from my home in the suburbs of Richmond VA and despite the moderate light pollution thoroughly enjoyed the the show.
This photography is a composite of 24 of the brightest meteors images taken during a two hour time span in the early morning hours of Aug 12, 2016. Following the direction from which meteors appear to originate shows the radiant point in the constellation Perseus for all but the one sporadic meteor (top left).