Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Grace, Kaya, Kirsten, Lea, Melody, 2 or more
Come on! It's time!
Grab the viewer!
You're not coming?
Haley, Lanie, and I are going to watch coverage on the NASA website.
She's going to try a selfie.
Of course. (giggles)
If that doesn't work, she's going to watch on TV.
Come on, Mel!
Very good! Later!
This should be a good spot.
Oh, man! There are clouds!
But they are moving. Just be patient, maybe we can catch it during the breaks.
Oooo! Look! Oh, cool!
My turn. (sighs) Clouds again.
It's so humid today. Hard to be patient in this heat.
I know, no change until Wednesday.
What did they say? Feels like 100 today? I believe it.
And here are the clouds again.
Oh, well. At least we all got a chance to see it with the pin-hole viewer.
Now, let's go watch the recap on TV with Lea.
[Xyra note: Other than resizing, the photos were not edited. The shadow color on the capture paper changed during the course of the eclipse. The light blue is from around 2:35 PM there were very few clouds in the sky. The medium blue is from around 2:40 PM there were more clouds and totality was closer (we were in the 80% band, so our sky did not go completely dark.) The last is from around 2:41 PM. The clouds were heavy then and helping to darken the sky; caught this shot during a brief break.]
Lea's SelfieI tried the selfie thing and it was really hard to find because the sun is just so bright and the reflection is too. This is what I got.
Then I realized that tiny dot in the bottom left was really it! Not the big blob in the upper right. So I cropped and enlarged it.
[Xyra note: Lea's selfie was taken before 2 PM. She took a few; this was the best.]
Did you get a chance to see the Solar Eclipse on Monday?
Did you have glasses? Or make a pin-hole viewer?
If you made a viewer was it paper like ours or a box?
Or did you get a solar filter for your camera and capture it that way?
Final question, are you looking forward to the next one in 2019 or 2024?