Monday, May 21, 2012


In case you didn't know, there was a solar eclipse on Sunday evening.  It was an "annular eclipse" meaning that although the moon would be directly between the sun and earth, the moon would be far enough away from earth that it would not entirely cover the sun, and a "ring of fire" would be visible.  I happened to be up in Oak Run over the weekend bringing up a load of furniture and working on a few items, and that just happened to be right under the central viewing line for the eclipse.  Couldn't have planned that any better!

It was really neat to see, and fun to share the experience with a few friends:

I'm one of those people who can get totally mind-boggled looking up at the sky and pondering the universe, and it really was a rather moving experience to stand there and watch this happen (with appropriate eye protection of course!)  Made me feel like a tiny speck in a great big universe.

I wish I had a better grasp on how to use my camera, but I did manage to get some decent photos.  Here's a link to the album I just posted:

2 comments: said...

Wonderful pics! You got some excellent shots of the eclipse from start to finish.
I could not find my eclipse glasses (I bought them a few years back)but we watched the cool reflections on my car - not the same, haha, but still exciting :-)

Anonymous said...

Why is D holding up a cereal box over his face? -BMc.