by Angeliska on May 23, 2012
A few days ago, I got to witness my first solar eclipse. A strangely gentle and peaceful experience, all over too soon. The sun set below the horizon before we could see it fully obscured, alas. The moon took bigger and bigger bites of the sun, turning it into a big glowing pac-man, and then into a fiery crescent, a moon twin.
I’m in love with these stunning photos from
There were also lots of wonderful photos going around from people capturing the moon shadows cast by this strange occurrence. I wish I’d seen that!
When the moon played with the sun by raccoon-00
We watched it in the street in front of our house – passing Colin’s welding hood back and forth between us. Neighbors came by and we let them check it out too. They thought I was crazy, standing in the street wearing a lemon yellow slip and a welding hood. I forget that slips are still considered underwear by some, often.
When the sun set too low, we tried a ladder, and then hopped in the truck to try and watch it from higher ground – to no avail! It had sunk below the horizon. Did you see the eclipse? Have you ever seen one before? Tell me stories.