Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Eclipse We had a partial solar eclipse here on Monday. I'd almost forgot til I ran into some sidewalk astronomers with solar telescopes out. I had a peak just as it was starting then headed off to a cafe for a while. At the peak time, the light was amazing, and I ran to have another look at the telescopes, the sun but a crescent, the crowd bigger and a couple friends out. Showed it to a friend later on the wane using the pinhole trick (which I only remembered after seeing people use straw hats and their hands).

Didn't hurt that it was a hot and warm day. Today alas has turned chilly and foggy.


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