Photo: Wyoming couple's engagement shines under total solar eclipse

Posted at 1:57 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 15:57:34-04

JACKSON, Wyo. – As the moon moved in front of the sun and the morning turned to dusk for a few minutes Monday, Joe Serre got on one knee and asked his girlfriend, Jorid Halsnes to marry him.

The couple had climbed to the top of Table Mountain in Wyoming to join the crowds gathered to watch the total solar eclipse. She grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and they both love the outdoors, so it seemed like the perfect place to watch such a rare event.

As the eclipse reached totality, Serre and the couple’s photographer friend, Justine Cranford, got into position, turning a touching moment into a truly unforgettable one.

In the breathtaking photo, Serre and Halsnes are in silhouette while the sun’s corona shines brightly around the outline of the moon directly overhead.

Halsnes called the entire experience “surreal.”

“The ultimate romantic gesture and surreal moment captured!” Halsnes said.

Oh, and she said “yes.”