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Monday, August 21, 2017

Photos Taken During the Eclipse

In case you've been living under a rock for the past little while, we here in North America today experienced a total solar eclipse. Here in the Seattle area, we weren't in the path of the total eclipse, but we did get to see it in 92% of its glory. I sat out in my back garden and took pictures, and looked at the sun wearing special glasses that Nigel brought home from work (his company, The Walt Disney Company, had provided them to all its employees).

It was an interesting experience. It got sort of dusky, perhaps more like late afternoon, except the sunshine was coming from the wrong angle, and the shadows turned to crescents. It never got totally dark here.

My fun and fashionable eyewear -- never look at the sun during an eclipse without proper glasses
I tried to take a selfie, but since I could see neither phone nor button it's not a very good one
Not the right viewing apparatus

Oh dear, he must have suffered eye damage


 An article I read said that if it got dark enough, spiders might begin to wrap up their webs and move on, thinking it was dusk. Fortunately, I had an occupant nearby to observe.

Mostly, it just made lots of crescent-shaped shadows.

Crescent-shaped shadows on the street

The neighbor's cat Lucy looking confused

Crescent-shaped shadows on the grass

Crescent-shaped shadows (and one me-shaped shadow) on the street

Crescent-shaped shadows on the side of the house

It got dark enough that our security light thought it was time to turn on, but that sky is still very blue

Did you see the eclipse?