The One with the Annular Eclipse

Sunday, May 20, 2012

We missed out on the Super Moon event recently so I didn't want to miss today's celestial phenomenon - an annular eclipse! FYI - a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. A total eclipse is when the moon obscures the sun entirely. An annular eclipse, like the one visible today, is when the moon appears smaller than the sun, leaving visible a thin ring of the sun called an annulus. At the start of the eclipse we were at the park and Chris took a picture with his dumb phone (as opposed to smart phone :) which actually turned out to be the best pic of the event!
Once we got home, my eyes were a little tender... oops... so Chris quickly constructed a pinhole viewer thingy: poke a tiny hole through a notecard, hold that notecard in front of the sun, and then hold a plain notecard about a yard away from the poked-hole notecard to watch the eclipse. We could totally see it!

I love creating memories like this. Simple and sweet!


  1. You're so lucky to have seen the eclipse! It's cloudy and raining here. Grrr.

  2. We watched it tonight too. The neighbor had some official filter thing to look through and he was nice enough to share!

  3. Thats fun! We couldn't really see it :( Stupid clouds :(

  4. It was pretty sweet!!! Love your baby girls nursery... it is gorgeous!

  5. i'm so sad that my camera wasn't able to to capture it! but i saw it and it was incredible! i'm just permanently blinded because of it!
    xo TJ

  6. I missed it totally today, we had a rainy eclipse! lol Looks like you had some good family fun though!


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