Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ring of Fire

We got to watch the solar eclipse this evening, and even though it really wasn't a "ring of fire" for us, the sun did have a large bite out of it.  It was a little odd to have the sun so high in the sky, but the light was significantly dimmed.  To view the progress of the eclipse safely, we put a pinhole in a piece of paper, and let the sun project onto the side of the house.  It was easy to see how the sun looked, and we didn't have to go blind in the process.  I snapped a couple of pictures...ok... a lot more than a couple, but when you can't look at the sun to aim at it, it's a little bit tricky to get a good photo.  One looks Pac Man on a wire, but there was no way I could get the sun and not have a tree or wire in the way from our yard.  So we made a quick trip to a nearby park, where there was a more open view.  The eclipse was nearing the end, but still, a piece is missing.  Very neat, and lots of fun to see this celestial event!

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