In case you’ve been living under a rock, there was a total solar eclipse in North America yesterday. And while I wasn’t passionate enough to get myself into the path of totality, I wasn’t about to miss out on the 80% that I was going to see.
This weekend I used a mineral-based subtance to build a piece of astronomical observation equipment.
(I made an eclipse viewer.)
The eclipse started at 1:21 pm and ended at 4:01pm. I made sure my laptop was charged up and then moved my “home office” to my backyard lawn chair. The eclipse viewer was pretty effective.
But then my next-door neighbor popped her head over the fence with an extra pair of eclipse glasses, and it made a big difference. (I love my neighbors.) They were kid size but who cares?
I put the glasses over my iPhone camera and got this lovely shot.
And then this goofball hopped up and demanded attention.
Here are my eclipse observations:
A++ would eclipse again. Bring on 2024!