Monday, August 21, 2017

Passing Between The Sun And Earth

Today in Tucson we witnessed a partial solar eclipse.

We weren't in the path of the total eclipse - although our lucky friends were - but five minutes to the time we'd hit max coverage, I decided to geek out and make a pinhole viewer.

An old white box, a piece of aluminum foil, and a thumbtack did the trick.  As you can see from the photo below, with the sun at our back, we were able to see the shadow of the moon partially covering the sun.  In the photo above you can see the small crescent on the arm of the cactus, as captured by the camera, although I don't know how that works.

We didn't have a viewing party, no news crews showed up, and none of our neighbors were even visible.  The excitement of those in the path of totality didn't seem to make it to our neck of the woods.

The next total eclipse for North America will come on April 8, 2024.

Save the date.

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Mid-Century Copper Town

2015: Signs Of Summer
2014: State-Of-The-Art Movement
2013: Not My Kind Of Gold Mine
2012: Fat Lou Captured In Rare Photo
2011: Oceanfront Property At Lot 61003/94
2010: Monkey Pod Treasure
2009: Eddie Embraces The Rules Friday
2008: They Have A MAGAZINE???
2007: Planting The Sun
2006: Training Day
2005: Cannonball Run

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