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Solar eclipse

I didn't buy any solar glasses, but I made a pin hole viewer.


My viewer is made from our lawn patio table. It has a 3 inch hole in the center for a umbrella. I covered it with a sheet of aluminum foil, put a pin hole in it and where the shadow is of the table I laced a sheet of white paper to view the eclipse on.

These are my results;

During the final part of what could be seen from Durango CO, far from the eclipse edge shadow line.

Here the eclipse is just starting.

How did ya'll view it?

From the wilderness...too far north for total eclipse but it made the afternoon august temps in WV very pleasant!

I got to see totality for 2 minutes, 37 seconds. It was AMAZING! This photo was taken by a friend. My pics sucked.


Used a shadow box in So Cal.  It is essentially the same as your set up, Gary, except substitute a box for the table.  We had 78% eclipse.


This is what we ended up with in N TX:


All Cool pics, thanks for sharing.!

It was beautiful in Nashville. I haven't had a chance to put my pictures together but here's two that I messed with that night.



All great images, glad everyone saw it. 

I was up at clingmans dome tower with about a dozen other people...

never got completely dark but rather a deep twilight...

totality was awesome....

i didnt take any pictures but was shooting video of the shadows for work.....

September 20, 2020
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