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(Almost) Total Eclipse.

If you're going to watch an eclipse, and you can't get to the point of totality, then there's not many places better than Maker Faire. With so many geeks to hand you know there's going to be lots of different ways to see the return of Fenrir...

And so we saw the 2012 annular eclipse (or around 89.5% of it) through dark film eclipse viewers, through hacked pinhole cameras (ours was aptly made from a Geek Dad postcard flyer), through mylar film, through a solar telescope (complete with sunspots!), and of course, cast in shadows from hands, hats, and trees.

Enter Fenrir
Through dark film

Eclipse Of The Hand
In the shadow of marypcb's hand

The Pink Sun
Through a pinhole in a business card

Moon shadow
In the shadow of a tree

As close as it gets...
Through mylar film

All in all, an awesome eclipse. And made the more so by sharing it with thousands of people enjoying it as much as we were.

Comments

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vgqn
May. 21st, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
It must have been great to be there with all of those fellow geeks. Almost makes me wish we went to the Faire on Sunday, though we were already juggling multiple events for that day. We had a great time running around our yard ourselves, using reverse binoculars and taking leaf pictures. Fun!
pickledginger
May. 21st, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, thanks. Wish I could have been there ... or maybe on a.cruise ship just south of the Aleutians. Anyway, looks as if great fun was had; thanks for sharing.
daveon
May. 21st, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
There was a what now?

Didn't notice myself on account of it being the first non-sunny Sunday in 7 weeks!
bibliofile
May. 21st, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Great photos! Thanks. They remind me of the last time I watched an eclipse, also with a bunch of geeks (in a university sponsored research park/incubator area). I especially like the image of the shadows under the tree. Such interesting images, and so infrequent.
liralen
May. 22nd, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
I *love* all those possibilities!!
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