The mostly eclipsed solar disk is in the middle of this photo– just a bit above the center. Normally, at this stage of the eclipse, the partly exposed solar disk would cause retina damage if you look at it directly. But thanks to this cloud… ok, fine, yes, clouds don’t block UV light so looking at this is a BAD idea. I looked quickly. A few times. It was TOTALLY worth it. Here, you can look all you want, but you might need to zoom in a bit…
The entire eclipse was very “busy”. It was clear, then some clouds, then clear, a cloud… the viewing conditions changed second-by-second. Truly a rare event to see.
This photograph best captured the mood and lighting, just as the eclipse began, when these wispy clouds slid before the show. It gave us a welcome variation from trying to stare directly at the naked sun.
Rest stop somewhere in virginia. Thats 11, swap drivers n back on road!
eclipse was awesome, traffic, not so much. Didnt make our flite and decided to just steal our rental and drive 10 hrs to Pennsylvania… so far we’ve been stopped for speeding, stopped at a truck stop, eaten a bag of pork-rinds, stuck in traffic again, and are discussing where to have breakfast. In seven hours. This is like being in college again…
We’re here with a gang of friends, playing with all sprts of fun ways to enjoy the eclipse. #2017eclipse
We’re just takin hack photos before total… but i’ve never seen a perfectly symmetrical approach… (ipad, thru solar filter)
Experiments with welding glass filters #2017eclipse
T-minus 90 minutes or so…. smack under the center line. no clouds no clouds no clouds….