My 50% eclipse

Too late, I realized that even though we were well away from the path of totality, it would still have been smart to get a pair of special eclipse glasses. So I had to improvise. The pinhole camera I made out of a cereal box was useless, but even simpler methods were rather magical.

The first photo shows the patterns made by the sun through the leaves of our hickory tree: see how the crescent shape of the 50% eclipsed sun shows up?

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The next photo is the shadow cast by my kitchen colander’s round holes: each hole creates its own pinhole camera, and the screen is the white siding on our house. And each hole shows the crescent shape.

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The last photo is the intact sun at the end of the same day, setting over the White Mountains seen from our porch.

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2 thoughts on “My 50% eclipse”

  1. Amazing, the crescents in both pictures so different, and so… artistic. The second looks very American Indian. The first more…Japanese fabric 🙂 ? such a contrast, and very nice capping those with the end of the day, I’m sure exhausted by now (because of all of the attention and its magnificent dance with the moon) sun, it’s last curtain call. Thank you, Moira!!! >

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