There Goes the Sun

Did you catch any of the partial solar eclipse today? We don’t have those nifty eclipse-viewing glasses, so we watched it the indirect way – George steadied his binoculars on a tripod, and projected the sun onto a piece of cardboard.

Solar eclipseThis is the sharpest photo I got of the projection through both lenses of the binocs.

Solar eclipse

I took this photo when the eclipse was just about at its maximum point.

Solar eclipse

It looked like cartoon cats’ eyes, so we had fun projecting onto a Halloween scary cat toy!

Solar eclipse

Click here to see my 2012 blog post, when we used similar techniques to watch the transit of Venus across the sun.

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