rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

After the Eclipse

Well, that was interesting. The day grew noticeably dimmer, and everything had a soft, pleasant look. The shadows were all bit blurry. There weren't any crescents of light on the street, but some did form on the wall of the house, in the shade of the mulberry tree. I got a couple of pictures (on film, so they won't be available for a while.) I put about a dozen holes in a piece of cardboard, using a hole punch, and took a couple more pictures of the rows of little crescent lights it projected onto the wall. They were small, but I'm hoping that the large size of pictures I get on the CDs will allow me to crop, and still come up with a decent image.

It wasn't until after the eclipse had passed its peak that I remembered that a pair of binoculars could be used to project an image of the sun. By that time, it was descending behind the trees, and the shapes were indistinct. I took one picture of the light projected through the binoculars onto my own shadow, though. I don't know if it will turn out, since I had a hard time holding them steady. Anyway, even though only about 65% of the sun was covered, it was still an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. I find myself wishing that the earth had more moons, so we could see eclipses more often.

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