Wednesday, November 06, 2013
It was already in progress at sunrise and I was able to find a spot where I could see it. I stopped by the water treatment plant in Rock Manor golf course, crossed the road and stood up on one of the hills they have to separate the fairway from the road.
The eclipse started obscured by trees and then the clouds a few minutes later, but you can see the shadow of the moon on the sun at the top of the picture. This view is upside down from the view just using your eyes (with protection) because it is reflected on the mirror if the Solarscope.
A couple looking for a good spot to see the eclipse saw me and stopped. I had an extra solar viewer that they could use for eye protection. The eclipse was even easier to see through those. They helped by catching my Solarscope as it repeatedly blew away because of how windy it was and because facing the sun meant that the open part was an effective scoop for the wind. Next time I bring a table and some bungs cords and maybe a rock.
I am declaring this a successful astronomical event viewing with proof.
Posted by Richard at 11:08 AM