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The Eclipse in California

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Well an eclipse is not a trip report, so I figured maybe Apres Ski. th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

If you got to see it and took some pictures, please share.  This is what it looked like at our place in Sacramento.  The eclipse was only partial where we were, but the shadows and view was pretty amazing. The peak of the eclipse here was at about 6:35 PM. My daughter and son-in-law were visiting, and we had a baby shower earlier in the day. Late in the afternoon we were swimming, and the sun started dimming and it got cooler. Then I remembered the eclipse. The first effort to view it with a wine bottle, was NOT successful

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Soon after, we used a card with round holes punched in it. At 6:17 PM a definite crescent shape was visible in the shadow cast by the card against the pool shed.

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My daughter was taking direct pictures of the sun with the Nikon Camera. Obviously, we didn't expect much, but surprisingly, the refracted image of the sun, showed the eclipse at 6:17 PM.


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At 6:24 we located a heavy filter to use on the camera and got some better results

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The view of the eclipse was amazing, but even more interesting was the effect on shadows being cast. Here the shadow of a large oak is converted to semi-circles on the concrete apron of the pool.

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6:28 PM

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Here the shadow from a palm is converted to a series of circles and crescents on the stucco wall of the house

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No matter how the sun was eclipsed, it didn't make me look any thinner. Let that myth be busted.

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At the Apogee of the ecluipse at 6:34. The shadow of this palm is usually seen as spiky straight arrows, but during the eclipse they were soft circles of light.

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And out front the shadows of the Crepe Myrtle tree were converted to interesting circles of light

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Then as quickly as it came, it was gone, and the light and heat returned.

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I was in Meyers near South Lake Tahoe for the full eclipse.  Luckily Maddie is sponsored by Scott, so finding enough lenses was not a problem...  7 seemed to do the trick:

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At the peak of the eclipse this shot was through Colby's welders lense:

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This time lapse is from a neighbor in Utah:

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The crescents on the back of Shannon's leg:

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A direct Iphone shot:

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JF

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Great images there!

Here's a picture of the image projected on a piece of paper through a pair of binoculars, Colorado around 7:00pm. Not as impressive as those above, but still cool!

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Best regards,
Bob
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We took a drive to SanJose for the day and forgot to bring our eye protection and good camera, so we did our best to take a shot with the iPhone over SF on the way home. 

 

Here is the only shot we got.   Not really a good eclipse shot but a nice shot . 

 

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FWIW, our vintage ISki sunglasses qualify as welding goggles and would have been ideal for seeing the eclipse. 

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4ster, those images rock. We were only in an area of Annular Eclipse, but you got the whole deal.  Great imagination and an interesting interpretation.

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Great images there!

Here's a picture of the image projected on a piece of paper through a pair of binoculars, Colorado around 7:00pm. Not as impressive as those above, but still cool!

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Best regards,
Bob

 

This looks a bit like Wall-E

 

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I'm a little surprised that Bob didn't see Gaper Boy in the eclipse. 

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I'm a little surprised that Bob didn't see Gaper Boy in the eclipse. 


I'm sure it's only a matter of time and a different thread  biggrin.gif

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Posted by Cirquerider:  (what's up with the quoting function? It's not working. ie8)

 

Great photo of eclipse shadows! I remember walking in Brooklyn years ago when there was an eclipse and seeing shadows on the sidewalk just like those.

I had began to wonder if I was hallucinating at the time, even though there was someone else with me.

Apparently not..

 

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In the spirit of Gaper-boy...

 

Maybe if I add a motorcycle?

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